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Unformatted text preview: 2. NOTE: In premise 1: ‘odd’ means ‘strange’ In premise 2: ‘odd’ means ‘not even’ c. Appeal to Ignorance i. This fallacy occurs when: 1. A person takes a proposition to be true because it has not been shown to be false 2. A person takes a proposition to be false because it has not been shown to be true. 3. NOTE: Arguments that reveal ignorance do not necessarily commit the fallacy of appealing to ignorance. 4. NOTE: Usually, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. But sometimes it is. d. Diversion i. This fallacy occurs when: 1. A person changes the issue in the middle of an argument 2. When in the context of a debate someone distorts an opponents position, usually stating it in an over simplified or extreme form, and then refutes the distortion position not, the real one....
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2011 for the course PHIL 100 taught by Professor Forte during the Fall '08 term at Bridgewater State University.
- Fall '08