Did you maybe mean reduction?
- n. (reduction to the absurd) a disproof by showing that the consequences of the proposition are absurd; or a proof of a proposition by showing that its negation leads to a contradiction
“So as to leave no doubt about my sincerity, I note that the term reductio ad absurdum was invented by dead white males to justify their oppressive patriarchal racist imperalist hegemony.”
“They love engaging in reductio ad absurdium and other fallacies to try and twist it to their point.”
“The phrase reductio ad Hitlerum was coined by an academic ethicist, Leo Strauss, in 1953.”
“This type of proof, where we assume the negation of what we wish to prove, and then show that the negation leads to a contradiction, is called reductio ad absurdum.”
“The phrase reductio ad Hitlerum was coined by an academic ethicist, Leo Strauss, in 1950.”
“You are smart enough -- and passionate enough -- about religion, and your ventures into positive religious creativity are compelling enough (even if most of the time, on this blog, you appear to think you are engaging only in reductio ad absurdum, when in fact you are engaging in something else entirely -- the Greatest Cocksucker, the defiant dancer in the ruins of Sodom, these religious creations have a not-fully-acknowledged life beyond their use as illustrations in your argument), that I really yearn for you to stop just knocking down the easy targets.”
“As someone mentioned (I believe yesterday) this tactic of argument is called reductio ad absurdum, and it helps to expose the principle(s) upon which your opponent relies.”
“In mathematics and philosophy there's something called reductio ad absurdum (similar to proof by contradiction in math).”
“Euclid himself we owe the use of the method of argumentation known as the reductio ad absurdum, which consists in attacking, not the premises, but the conclusion, of the opponent's argument and showing the absurd consequences which follow if his contention is admitted.”
“It's called a reductio ad absurdum argument. and somehow contradicted BOR's words.”
Looking for tweets for reductio.