Fallacies - • Fallacy of division Fallacies of Relevance...

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Five Families of Fallacies PHIL 102 • Curtis Peldo
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Formal Fallacies Formal fallacies can be detected by merely examining the form of the argument Examples: Affirming the Consequent Denying the Antecedent
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Informal Fallacies Fallacies that can only be detected by examining the content of an argument
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Fallacies of Weak Induction Hasty generalization False Cause Weak analogy Appeal to unqualified authority Slippery slope
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Fallacies of Ambiguity Equivocation Ex. P1: All DC-10’s are planes P2 All planes are woodworking tools C: All DC-10’s are woodworking tools Amphiboly
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Fallacies of Grammatical Analogy Fallacy of composition
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Unformatted text preview: • Fallacy of division Fallacies of Relevance • “argument” from popularity - Argumentum Ad Populum common practice or tradition, nationalism, peer pressure, group think, apple polishing, appeal to vanity/snobbery, bandwagon argument • “argument” from force-- Ad Baculum-Appeal to the Stick • Scare Tactics • Two Wrongs Make a Right • Ad Hominem (Abusive, Circumstantial, Inconsistency) • Genetic Fallacy • Straw Man Fallacies of Presumption • Loaded question (Complex Question) • False dilemma (False Dichotomy) • Begging the question...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course PHIL 102 taught by Professor Curtispeldo during the Spring '08 term at CSU Chico.

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