Unformatted text preview: A doesn't exist Ex: 3 hours and six minutes or 3 hours and eight minutes 2. Begging the Question-The definition of begging the question is: Any form of argument in which the conclusion occurs as one of the premises, or a chain of arguments in which the final conclusion is a premise of one of the earlier arguments in the chain. More generally, an argument begs the question when it assumes any controversial point not conceded by the other side. Ex: I really don’t understand this so I can’t think of a good example. 3. Appeal to Ignorance-The definition for the appeal to ignorance is: There is no evidence against p . Therefore, p . There is no evidence for p . Therefore, not-p. That is pretty much saying if you don’t have evidence for something, it doesn’t exist, and if you do, then it does exist. Ex: Did it rain a half hour ago? If the ground is wet, then yes. It the ground is dry, then no....
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- Fall '08
- Slippery Slope, Circular definition, Fallacies of definition