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Section1 - P4: if we raise taxes, then the terrorists will...

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P (R Q) T V (W X) T R (V•W) T ~(R•X) T P  Q F P Q R V W X T F F T F F T T Many combinations definitely invalid Fallacy- type of incorrect argument Some fallacies have a specific argument form Most fallacies involve mistakes in the use of natural language Fallacies of relevance- the premises are not relevant to the conclusion Appeal to emotion Red herring Straw man Argument ad hominem o Abusive o circumstantial Missing the point Appeal to force P1: either we should get rid of Social Security or we should raise taxes P2: We should only raise taxes if the wealthiest American’s can afford it P3: The wealthiest American’s cannot afford it
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Unformatted text preview: P4: if we raise taxes, then the terrorists will win C: We should get rid of social security P1: G v R P2: W R P3: ~W P4: R T C: G Fallacy- type/genre of incorrect argument All fallacies involve incorrect reasoning P1: Cheney was one of those cowards who supported the Vietnam War but refused to fight in it Therefore: Dick Cheney was a bad vice president Example of abusive because: criticizes character of individual, uses that for justification of conclusion that isnt relative P: everything hes said has turned out to be false C: What hes saying is false Not valid argument because:...
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