FALLACY CHEAT SHEET - FALLACY CHEAT SHEET Its A Personal...

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FALLACY CHEAT SHEET It’s A… IF… Example Personal attack ad hominem fallacy You believe that a claim should be dismissed because of a perceived character flaw of the person making the claim. (You can’t believe , that guy) "That claim cannot be true. Dave believes it, and we know how morally repulsive he is." Circumstantial ad hominem fallacy You assert that someone’s interests have bearing on the truthfulness of the claim. It’s close to a personal attack. (She’s involved with X, so she feels that way.) "She asserts that we need more military spending, but that is false, since she is only saying it because she is a Republican." Inconsistency ad hominem fallacy You dismiss someone’s claim because they are inconsistent. (That’s not what he said yesterday.) Jill: "I think the gun control bill shouldn't be supported because it won't be effective and will waste money." Bill: "Well, just last month you supported the bill. So I guess you're wrong now." Poisoning the well fallacy You attack someone before they have a chance to say anything. (I know you don’t know him yet, but
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2012 for the course CRT 205 205 taught by Professor Jimmy during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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