Chapter 5 - Rhetoric, Rationalization, and Bad Argument...

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Unformatted text preview: Rhetoric, Rationalization, and Bad Argument Strategies Informal Fallacies and Non-arguments Argument from Outrage When anger functions as a premise May use selective presentation to attempt to create, increase, or confirm feelings of anger Argument from Outrage When anger functions as a premise May use selective presentation to attempt to create, increase, or confirm feelings of anger May attempt to justify letting anger over one thing influence judgment about another, unrelated thing Argument from Outrage When anger functions as a premise May use selective presentation to attempt to create, increase, or confirm feelings of anger May attempt to justify letting anger over one thing influence judgment about another, unrelated thing May simplistically attempt to focus anger on an easy target (scapegoating) Midnight basketball? Those liberals never quit!!! Scare Tactics/Argument by Force When fear functions as a premise May use selective presentation to attempt to create, increase, or confirm feelings of fear Scare Tactics/Argument by Force When fear functions as a premise May use selective presentation to attempt to create, increase, or confirm feelings of fear May attempt to justify letting fear of one thing influence judgment about another, unrelated thing Scare Tactics/Argument by Force When fear functions as a premise May use selective presentation to attempt to create, increase, or confirm feelings of fear May attempt to justify letting fear of one thing influence judgment about another, unrelated thing Depends on inappropriate beliefs about what is feared Argument from Pity When sympathy functions as a premise Occurs primarily as self-deception Argument from Pity When sympathy functions as a premise Occurs primarily as self-deception May make calculated demands on feelings of sympathy and compassion Argument from Pity When sympathy functions as a premise Occurs primarily as self-deception...
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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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Chapter 5 - Rhetoric, Rationalization, and Bad Argument...

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