Fallacies Definitions

Fallacies Definitions - Fallacies Argument from Outrage...

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Fallacies: “Argument” from Outrage . Inflammatory words (or thoughts) followed by a “conclusion” of some sort; substitutes anger for reason and judgment in considering an issue. (favorite strategy of demagogues.) Results: 1) We may think we have been given a reason for being angry when in fact we have not. 2) Second, we may let the anger we feel as the result of one thing influence our evaluations of an unrelated thing. Scare tactics - trying to scare people into doing something or accepting a position “Argument” by force – threatening someone to make them do what you want “Argument” from pity – when feeling sorry for someone drives us to a position on an unrelated matter “Argument” from envy - finding fault with a person because of envy Apple polishing - Allowing praise of oneself to substitute for judgment about the truth of a claim, or trying to get others to do this Guilt trip – Eliciting feelings of guilt to get others to do or not do something, or to accept the view that they should or should not do it Wishful thinking - when we accept or urge acceptance (or rejection) of a claim simply because it would be pleasant (or unpleasant) if it were true Peer pressure “argument” - accepting a claim not because of its merits, but because we will gain someone’s approval (or will avoid having approval withdrawn). Group think fallacy -
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This note was uploaded on 07/22/2011 for the course CRT 205 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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