SilverCloud on Impact vs. Intent
A Logical Analysis
Johnny Silvercloud once asked me to do a logical analysis of one of his essays, similar to the analysis I did of arguments between Argumentative Penguin and Marley K. Mr. Silvercloud later wrote that I should have included some reference to his essay on impact vs. intent in my essay on so-called “Reverse Racism”. This essay addresses both projects, and will hopefully feed two birds with one scone.
Silvercloud’s essay could be analyzed in two closely related ways. Firstly, it could be seen as a series of Reductio ad…