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Unformatted text preview: Bandwagon fallacy o Everyone else is doing it • Argumentum as Baculum o Argument to club o Threat, intimidation • Argumentum ad hominem o Argument against the man o Don’t trust him – he’s a Republican/Democrat • Argument from authority o You can’t argue with me, I’m the professor • False Cause o Believing one thing led to another because it came before it • The Gambler’s Fallacy o Believing the odds have changed in favor of a certain way, when they have and will not o Something is due to happen • Appeals to Tradition o Doing things because they have always been done that way • Reductio ad Absurdum o Slippery slope o Taking things to an absurd conclusion • Lure of the new o Doing something because it is the newest thing available...
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- Winter '09
- Logic, Ad hominem, Professor Brown