Posts Tagged ‘Trent Horn’

7
posted by Life Report, August 21, 2012 @ 9:56 am

The Most Common Logical Fallacies That Pro-Choice Advocates Make

This is a clip from an episode of Life Report called “Recognizing and Defeating Logical Fallacies.” In this clip, I asked Trent Horn about the most common logical fallacies that pro-choice advocates make. I followed this up with the same question about pro-life advocates, but you’ll have to watch the full interview for that.

Here’s Trent on the most common pro-choice logical fallacies:

If you don’t want to watch the 4-minute video, you can read the full transcript below the jump.

Read more

0
posted by Life Report, August 13, 2012 @ 11:22 am

“I disagree with Trent Horn’s definition of personhood”

Download Audio MP3 | 00:07:27

Josh responds to a listener who believes she found a flaw in Trent Horn’s definition of personhood. Luckily, she just misunderstood Trent’s definition, and strongly oversimplified it. Josh explains why and recommends some good books on the substance view of persons.

Related Links:

To send Josh a listener email or voicemail:

10
posted by Life Report, August 1, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

Recognizing and Defeating Logical Fallacies. SPECIAL GUEST: Trent Horn

Download Audio MP3 | 00:28:00

Trent Horn is back in studio for one more episode, to discuss logical fallacies that both pro-life and pro-choice advocates make.

  1. What is logic?
  2. How do arguments work?
  3. What are fallacies?
  4. What are the most common fallacies that pro-choice advocates make?
  5. What are the most common fallacies that pro-life advocates make?
  6. Most people know that an ad hominem is a fallacy, but they aren’t sure how to describe it or refute it. How do you refute ad hominems?
  7. What are some fallacies that people may not recognize but are very common?
  8. How can we graciously explain to someone that they are relying on a logical fallacy?
  9. Isn’t it more important to focus on emotional relationships and not just on who has the best argument?
  10. Are there any books you recommend on how to argue and spot fallacies?
3
posted by Life Report, July 25, 2012 @ 10:22 am

What Makes Human Beings Valuable? SPECIAL GUEST: Trent Horn

Download Audio MP3 | 00:28:00

It’s Life Report’s 150th episode, and Trent Horn is back in studio to discuss how pro-lifers should respond when their discussion of abortion gets down to the “metaphysical basement:” why are human beings valuable in the first place?

  1. Why should pro-lifers be concerned with answering the question “Why do humans matter?”
  2. How do pro-life advocates often answer the question?
  3. The imago dei is probably the most controversial or least understood reason, how do you understand this reason?
  4. Why shouldn’t pro-lifers just quote Psalm 139, Jeremiah 1:5 and similar verses to pro-choice people?
  5. Can abortion be considered immoral even without reference to God?
  6. What do you do if a pro-choice advocate says that you’re imposing your religion on everyone else?
  7. Are there some inherent problems with Don Marquis’ “future like ours” argument?

Trent Horn is the Coordinator of Respect Life Leadership Support at the Diocese of Phoenix. To learn more about Trent, visit DiocesePhoenix.org. Watch other Life Report episodes with him at prolifepodcast.net/tag/trent-horn.

1
posted by Life Report, July 17, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

Philosophy to the Rescue! SPECIAL GUEST: Trent Horn

Download Audio MP3 | 00:28:00

Trent Horn begins the show with a discussion of what a philosophy is (and isn’t) and talks about why pro-life advocates need to study the discipline of philosophy. Issues Trent touches on that need philosophical reflection include:

  • Why is killing wrong?
  • What is a person?
  • Do people have a right to control their own bodies?
  • Are morals relative or objective?

Trent then surveys the major philosophical contributions to these issues. (Singer, Marquis, Warren, Thomson, Finnis, Noonan, Schwartz, Beckwith, Kaczor, Tooley.) Finally, he shares how understanding philosophy has helped him have gracious conversations with pro-choice advocates.

Trent Horn is the Coordinator of Respect Life Leadership Support at the Diocese of Phoenix. To learn more about Trent, visit DiocesePhoenix.org. Watch other Life Report episodes with him at prolifepodcast.net/tag/trent-horn.

More Life Report episodes responding to bodily rights arguments can be found here: prolifepodcast.net/tag/bodily-rights.