CRT 205 More Fallacies Quiz 1

CRT 205 More Fallacies Quiz 1 - is impugned. A) True B)...

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More Fallacies Quiz 1 Results Reporter   Out of 3 questions, you answered 3 correctly with a final grade of 100%           3 correct (100%)     0 incorrect (0%)     0 unanswered (0%)   Your Results: The correct answer for each question is indicated by a  . Please answer all questions. CORRECT It is fair to say that all rhetorical devices tempt us to accept a claim or modify our  position on an issue without our having a good reason for doing so.   A) True   B) False   Feedback:  Reason is not the only thing that affects beliefs, attitudes, and feelings. Rhetorical  devices employ everything  but  reason to influence someone's acceptance of a  claim.   CORRECT An appeal to ignorance is an  ad hominem  attack where the intelligence of the arguer 
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Unformatted text preview: is impugned. A) True B) False Feedback: When someone appeals to ignorance it goes something like this: 'since we don't know X, therefore not-X', or 'since we don't know not-X, therefore X'. 3 CORRECT It is fallacious to conclude that a person's claim should be dismissed if it is determined that they are hypocritical on the subject. A) True B) False Feedback: To do so would be to commit an ad hominem fallacy. Whether the person making the claim is a hypocrite, an ax murderer, omniscient, or more devoted to the imperative not to lie than Immanuel Kant, should be irrelevant in judging the argument they are forwarding....
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CRT 205 More Fallacies Quiz 1 - is impugned. A) True B)...

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