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1 Kierkegaard Informal Fallacies Begging-the-question • This fallacy consist in either explicitly or implicitly asserting in one of the premises of an argument what is asserted in the conclusion Example 1 • Patti: This college is very paternalistic in its policies. • Charles: What reason do you have for saying that? • Patti: Because they treat students like children.
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2 Example 2 • Mr. Goodbody cannot be regarded as a competent music critic because he is biased against all forms modern especially atonal music. And the reason that he doesn’t like it is because he simply doesn’t have the background and ability to evaluate it properly In logical form • 1. Since, Mr. Goodbody is biased againts modern music • 2. And he is biased because he does not have the background and ability to evaluate it properly • 2. Therefore, he is an incompetent music critic. Example 3 • A person argues that God exists because he or she does not want to be sent to hell. Appeals to Ignorance
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2011 for the course PHI 2010 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '11 term at Santa Fe College.

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