Unformatted text preview: Appeal to False Authority- using testimonial evidence for a proposition when the conditions for credibility are not satisfied Ad Hominem- using an irrelevant trait of a speaker as evidence that his statement is false or his argument is weak. False Alternatives- excluding relevant possibilities without justification. Post Hoc- using the fact the one event preceded another as sufficient evidence that the first caused the second Hasty Generalization- inferring a general proposition from an inadequate sample of particular cases Composition- inferring that a whole has a property merely because its parts have that property Division- inferring that a part has a property because the hole has that property....
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- Fall '08
- Logic, proposition Appeal, proposition Diversion