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Name: Shanni Deng Oct 28 2008 TA: Kris Biniek Weekly Assignment #6 4.4.1 – 2 marks The story slants against Brazen Department of Education construction employees, for the workers are demonized by means of loaded and biased language while Schools Investigator Richard Cordon is able to represent himself through his own words (i.e. quotations). 4.4.2 – 2 marks Yes. The headline is a pun on the term “work force”. By replacing “force” with “farce”, the reporter succeeds in indirectly mocking the workers, calling them a joke. Some emotionally charged language that are used against them in the article are “ripped off”, “slackers”, and “time cheating phantoms”. 4.4.3 – 1 mark The main source of this story is a sting operation by Schools Investigator Richard Cordon’s office. 5.1.3. – 1 mark Yes. Although judging a claim only by its source is usually a fallacy, there are occasions where its origin can be a relevant factor. Such an example is
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Unformatted text preview: referring to the source of an eyewitness account. If an eyewitness is known to be a pathological liar, the jury is entitled to doubt the account. 5.1.5 – 2 marks The two forms of the fallacy of division are arguing that what is true of the whole must be true of the parts, and assuming that what is true of a group os true of individuals in the group. 5.1.6 – 1 mark Appeals to the person are fallacious because it rejects a claim by criticizing the person who makes it rather than the claim itself. The premises in an ad hominem would be irrelevant, causing the reasoning to be faulty. 5.1.8 – 1 mark The fallacy of “poisoning the well” is a sub-category of ad hominem that rejects a claim because someone may have dubious reasons for making a claim. It is fallacious because the fact that someone has no purpose in making a claim is insufficient in showing that the claim is false. Name: Shanni Deng Oct 28 2008 TA: Kris Biniek...
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