|Overview: Kettle Logic|
A series of arguments that would be valid on their own but that contradict each other.
What is Kettle Logic?
John Spacey, updated on April 24, 2016
Kettle Logic is a series of arguments that are valid on their own but that conflict with one another. The term was first used by Sigmund Freud in a story about a man accused of damaging a kettle. The man gave three defenses:1. He had returned the kettle undamaged. 2. It was already damaged when he borrowed it.3. He had never borrowed it in the first place.Each statement on its own is a potential defense. However, since they contradict each other, the defence is highly suspect.
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