HW 3 - Tanisha Saini PHIL 110 Homework Assignment 3...

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Tanisha Saini PHIL 110 Homework Assignment 3 Exercise 5.1 1. Two broad categories of fallacies: irrelevant premises- have no bearing on the truth of a conclusion. Unacceptable premises-relevant to the conclusion but still dubious. 2. Genetic Fallacy- Arguing that a claim is true or false solely because of its origin. 6. Appeals to the person are fallacious because they attempt to discredit a claim by appealing to something that’s almost always irrelevant: person’s character, motives, or personal circumstance. 8. The fallacy of poisoning the well- Believing you can get reliable claims out of a discredited claimant. 9. The fallacy of equivocation- The use of a word in two different senses in the same argument. 11. Appeal to tradition- Arguing that a claim must be true just because it is part of a tradition. 12. Appeal to Ignorance A. Thinking that a claim must be true because it hasn’t been shown to be false. On the flip side another variation of this fallacy is, arguing that a claim must be false because it hasn’t been proved to be true (negative). B. Burden of Proof- Weight of evidence or argument required by one side in
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