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Quick Review of Common Fallacies

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 100W
Professor
Dai Heide
Semester
Winter

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Quick Review of Common Fallacies 1 Straw Man the misrepresentation of a persons views so heshe can be more easily attackeddismissed 2 Appeal to the Person rejecting a statement on the grounds that it comes from a particular person not because the statement or claim itself is false or dubious 3 Appeal to Popularity arguing that a claim must be true not because it is backed by good reasons but simply because many people believe it 4 Appeal to Tradition arguing that merely because a claim is sanctioned by tradition it must be true 5 Genetic Fallacy arguing that a statement can be judged true or false based on its source 6 Equivocation assigning two different meanings to the same word in an argument 7 Appeal to Ignorance arguing either that a claim is true because it hasnt been prove
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