Phil 194 Notes 2-28-2008

Phil 194 Notes 2-28-2008 - Phil 194 El Bai Co And Chapter...

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Phil 194 El Bai Co And Chapter 6, Fallacies February 28 th , 2008 Emotional Appeals in Arguments Appeal to Force Fallacy Persuasion through coercion or force If you don’t agree with me, then I am going to beat you senseless. Appeal to Pity Fallacy Persuasion through sympathy If you don’t agree with me, then I am going to get depressed and be mad at you. Threats of violence or anger do not make something true. Appeal to Force If we cannot tap people’s phones, then we cannot protect them from terrorists. You don’t want to be responsible for a terrorist attack, do you? So, you had better let us tap people’s phones. 1. If A, then B 2. ~B 3. Therefore, ~A 4. Valid argument Appeal to Force Fallacy : threat of terrorist attack is an appeal to force – trying to get people to believe something out of fear. Appeal to Pity
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“If he doesn’t pass this class, then he won’t graduate on time, and he has to graduate one time.” 1. If he doesn’t pass this class, then he won’t graduate on time. 2.
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