ARGUMENTS AND FALLACIE1

ARGUMENTS AND FALLACIE1 - ARGUMENTS AND FALLACIES Fallacies...

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ARGUMENTS AND FALLACIES Fallacies Cont’d o appeal to ignorance – the fallacy of claiming that some positive statement is true because it hasn’t been shown to be false, or claiming that it is possible that the idea is true because it hasn’t been shown to be false R the burden of proof is always on the positive side; the defense attorney in a court hearing doesn’t have to get any evidence. R It is not a fallacy when u refuse to believe something because the positive side has no evidence for it. R Example: There are 4 elephants in this room. You believe: there aren’t 4 elephants in this room. Neither side has evidence to prove his case. You can only provide evidence for the positive. R The absence of evidence for the positive side leaves u to take the negative side (there are no elephants in the room). R There is no evidence that there are no ghosts, so I don’t believe in them. (fallacy) R Who has the burden of proof in a court case? The prosecution, he has to prove 2 things: that a
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY PHI2600 taught by Professor Siegmann during the Spring '11 term at FIU.

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