Hypnosis and Logical Fallacies

Postby wetleaves » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:44 pm

I'm fairly new to hypnosis. So far I have studied many of the hypnotic language patterns- presuppositions, embedded commands etc.

I am aware of the logical fallacies typically picked up on in debating societies. These are those pieces of rhetoric that sound very persuasive until the critical mind is engaged. Examples are ad populum, straw man, slippery slope. gambler's fallacy. Just wondering if these type of constructions could be used in hypnosis while the critcal mind is in abeyance. Btw, you can google logical fallacies and find hundreds listed.

Any thoughts?
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Postby Tazzie » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:37 am

Hi,
Im only a student so no expert on hypnosis (but i did study logic in my philosophy degree :).
Something that comes to mind is the techniue used in hypnosis to deliberately confuse the client, and slip past the concious mind. These might be considered logical fallacies, albeit deliberate?
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Postby James_Lee » Fri May 17, 2019 1:20 am

I have always been interested in hypnosis, since I was a child. I haven't particularly heard about logical fallacies being involved in hypnosis, though
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