More Fallacies Quiz I - 2 CORRECT An appeal to ignorance is...

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Author Name: Moore Site Name: Critical Thinking Chapter: Chapter 6 Quiz: More Fallacies Quiz I Student Name: Brett Grumm Student eMail Address: [email protected] Section ID: AAAA0P9J75 Results Reporter 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 . 
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  Please answer all questions.   1 CORRECT 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.
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Unformatted text preview: 2 CORRECT An appeal to ignorance is an ad hominem attack where the intelligence 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 CORRECT 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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More Fallacies Quiz I - 2 CORRECT An appeal to ignorance is...

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