Wk 4 Quiz 6-1 - of the arguer is impugned. A) True B) False...

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Ch.6 More Fallacies Quiz I CRT/205 Week 4 Out of 3 questions, you answered 3 correctly with a final grade of 100% 3 correct (100%) 0 incorrect (0%) 0 unanswered (0%) Your Results: The correct answer for each question is indicated by a . Please answer all questions. 1 CORREC T It is fair to say that all rhetorical devices tempt us to accept a claim or modify our position on an issue without our having a good reason for doing so. A) True B) False Feedback: Reason is not the only thing that affects beliefs, attitudes, and feelings. Rhetorical devices employ everything but reason to influence someone's acceptance of a claim. 2 CORREC T An appeal to ignorance is an ad hominem attack where the intelligence
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Unformatted text preview: of the arguer is impugned. A) True B) False Feedback: When someone appeals to ignorance it goes something like this: 'since we don't know X, therefore not-X', or 'since we don't know not-X, therefore X'. 3 CORREC T It is fallacious to conclude that a person's claim should be dismissed if it is determined that they are hypocritical on the subject. A) True B) False Feedback: To do so would be to commit an ad hominem fallacy. Whether the person making the claim is a hypocrite, an ax murderer, omniscient, or more devoted to the imperative not to lie than Immanuel Kant, should be irrelevant in judging the argument they are forwarding....
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2010 for the course CRT/205 crt 205 taught by Professor Dorsey during the Winter '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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Wk 4 Quiz 6-1 - of the arguer is impugned. A) True B) False...

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