straw man

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straw man

One who purchases real property in his or her own name and then holds it for sale to the person who supplied the money for the sale,the intended ultimate purchaser.The technique is often used when a well-known developer,or even a large local property owner such as a hospital or university,wishes to conceal its identity so sellers do not raise their prices.

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Since the anonymous "you" is, by definition, a fiction ("a statistic" Harris might claim, or perhaps "a pastiche"), all Harris's arguments are straw man arguments.
They distort my arguments and then attack the distorted versions; that is, they rely on straw man arguments at a number of points--a classic informal fallacy ("imputing to one's adversaries opinions a good deal more extreme than those they have set out and are willing to defend," Engel, 1994, p.
One could argue that it is far more tricky to rely on informal fallacies such as straw man arguments and emotive language in place of arguing ad rem.