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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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- Fall '09
- Ad hominem, Shanni Deng, Kris Biniek, Richard Cordon