slippery slope

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One is standing on a slippery slope when arguments one has accepted against a position appear to apply equally to one's own position, forcing one, perhaps little by little, into a conclusion one has no desire to accept. Much argument against compromise positions in politics and ethics attempts to portray them as in an unstable position between an extreme they have rejected, and another extreme to which they do not wish to be committed.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Philosophy.

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