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Week 4 Day 2 - Week 4 Day 2 Chapter 6 Fallacious Arguments...

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Week 4 Day 2 Chapter 6 Fallacious Arguments What is a Fallacious Argument? Fallacious Argument : an argument that is persuasive but does not logically support its conclusion - Both appealing and abundant - Familiarize ourselves with common fallacies - Some fallacies overlap Appeal to Authority - Opinion of an authority can only support an argument when it is his or hers special area of expertise - Must be an expert - Fallacious appeals to authority are found in advertising - Appeal to authority appear in the form of snob appeal or appeal to the authority of the select few Appeal to Fear - Implicitly threatens the audience - Based on emotion rather than reason Appeal to Pity - Attempts to win sympathy in order to convince us of the conclusion - Appeals to emotions Begging the Question - Offers no actual support for conclusion while appearing to do so - Arguing in a circle, restating conclusions - Supporting conclusions with assumptions - Truth of the premise must be established
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