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Types of relevance - positive relevance - (see 1:00) - Negative relevance - (2:45) - Irrelevance -(3:40) See equivocation Straw man - occurs when an argument attacks and misrepresentation (for example distortion, oversimplification.) of a position instead of the position itself Ad hominem fallacy - literally “against the man” - Attacking the person instead of addressing their argument - Personal attacks are not relevant to the rational strength of their argument - Ad hominem abusive: 11:00 - Ad hominuem circumstantial: 12:00 - Guilt by association: criticizing a person or his or her views on the basis of a supposed link between that person and a group or movement believes to be disreputable - Ad hominem tu quoque: to object a view or advice from a person because the person doesn’t

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