Logical Fallacies

Logical Fallacies - Fallacies Appeal to force: You will not...

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Fallacies Appeal to force: You will not tell the building manager that I have five people paying rent in my apartment, although the apartment rules stipulate that only three can rent from one apartment, at most, because if you do tell, I will let your girlfriend know about that girl you dated last week. Appeal to pity: The position open in the accounting department should be given to Frank Thomason. Frank has six hungry children to feed, and his wife desperately needs an operation to save her eyesight. Appeal to people: Everyone should read Plato’s Apology , for it has been read throughout history, from the development of the first university in Paris to present day universities. Argument against the person— Abusive: Your mother says that you should go to the dentist, but she is a devil woman who wants you to be eternally unhappy. Circumstantial: Mark Geragos argues that Scott Peterson is not guilty of killing Lacy Peterson, but we cannot believe him because he is being paid as an attorney to defend Scott Peterson. Tu quoque: Mrs. Purdue, an accountant, argues that I should not claim four dependents on my taxes when I only have one. Though, I can disregard her
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 110 taught by Professor ? during the Fall '06 term at South Carolina.

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