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The Phi Kappa Literary Society is a debate society at the University of Georgia. We meet every academic Thursday at Phi Kappa Hall on North Campus at 7 p.m.

All with an insatiable appetite for knowledge and oratory are welcome.

 

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Tuesday
Apr072015

please join the Phi Kappa Literary Society at Avid Bookshop for Creative Cafe!

Friday
Apr032015

It's time for Fallacy Friday! Appeal to Tradition:

An appeal to tradition, or argumentum ad antiquitatem, is an informal logical fallacy that people often used to justify the status quo, but falsely insists that historical preference is correct without evidence. The line of reasoning includes a premise that X is traditional or common practice to conclude that X is therefore better. For example, bloodletting was a primary treatment to cure illness or disease for thousands of years before being discredited as harmful. Of course, an appeal to novelty – new things are better than old – is equally fallacious. To avoid committing both fallacies, age must be pertinent to the claim such would be the case with wine. If arguing that claim X has stood the test of time, you need to successfully prove it has stood up to tests and challenges in which the weight of evidence makes the claim reasonable. Often, in negating a resolution, an appeal to tradition is used to defend a position as defensible, but in doing so critical analysis is replaced with slackness. Remember, as Phi Kappans, we seek to question history, not affirm it.

 

 

Friday
Apr032015

Happy Birthday Brother Kim!

Happy Birthday to our own Brother Seong Kim! May you have a day as cheerful and memorable as your presence in Phi Kappa Hall on Thursday nights!

Thursday
Apr022015

Happy Birthday Brother Hattori!

The Phi Kappa Literary Society would like to extend the happiest of birthday wishes to our beloved clerk, Brother Austin Hattori. Thank you for shining so brightly in our hall; have the wonderful day that you deserve!

Thursday
Apr022015

Phi Kappa Throwback Thursday!