Informal Fallacies

Informal Fallacies - the assumption that when something...

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Informal Fallacies Composition—the assumption that what is true of the parts is true of the whole ex: Football fans in Philadelphia and Oakland are rude and abusive to visiting players and fans. Football fans must be boorish louts. Division—the assumption that what is true of the whole is true of the parts ex: University faculty are liberal so Mr. Stutzman must be a liberal Post hoc, ergo propter hoc—Latin for “After the thing, therefore because of the thing”;
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Unformatted text preview: the assumption that when something happens after another event, it must have happened because of the event ex: Shortly after the nearby church was built, there were a lot of cars stolen from my neighborhood. You should keep churches out of your neighborhood unless you want your car stolen. Non sequiturLatin for It does not follow; reasoning between two facts that are not logically connected ex:...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course COMS 130 taught by Professor Stutzman during the Fall '05 term at Kansas.

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