Reductio Ad Absurdum

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Reductio Ad Absurdum

[Latin, Reduction to absurdity.] In logic, a method employed to disprove an argument by illustrating how it leads to an absurd consequence.

See: counterargument
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Although Yoo does not spell it out explicitly in The Powers of War and Peace, his presidential foreign affairs powers argument implies an indirect argument for limiting the President's domestic powers.
THE INDIRECT ARGUMENT FOR LIMITING DOMESTIC PRESIDENTIAL POWER
Though the indirect argument that I give for M turns an the fact that it avoids most of the classical limitative theorems, the Lowenheim-Skolem theorem is not one of these.
But equally, neither does my version of it in favour of M.(6) This certainly weakens the case for M, though it does not destroy it entirely, since the indirect argument, which I take to be weighty (IAC, p.
The possessor parameter--Mayan languages may express an indirect argument as a possessor of the direct object.
Q'anjob'al, Mam), the prepositional form is the only means of expressing indirect arguments. Even Tzeltal, which has a productive applicative construction, has a relational noun construction which can be used to express a benefactive argument.