errors - e Overgeneralization: When you take a valid idea...

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Sheet1 Page 1 Shifting the Burden of Proof: When the person making an argument expects the other side to prove that they are right. If you are the one making a case, yo u Irrational Appeal: When you use a common practice or appeal to fear or authority as though this is proof that you are right. For example, the sta t e Double Standard: When you are critical of something in one context, but not in another. A great example of this is sports fans. They will yell and s Oversimplifying: When you take a complicated issue and try to reduce it to a more understandable level, but go too far. For example, if someon
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Unformatted text preview: e Overgeneralization: When you take a valid idea to ridiculous extremes. For example, "All politicians are corrupt." That might be fun to joke about, b u Avoiding the Issue: When you attack the person making the argument instead of the argument itself. It usually is a sign that you have no real case Either/Or Thinking: When a person believes that there are only two possibilities. The expression "You're either with us or against us" is a perfect e x...
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2011 for the course FP 101 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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