Critical thinking - chapter 5 notes

What is a persuasive definition whats wrong with it

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What is a Persuasive Definition? What’s wrong with it? What is “loaded language” and what’s wrong with it? What is “euphemistic language” and what’s wrong with it? What is Ambiguity? T or F? We should never use ambiguous terms. How can people misleadingly use ambiguous language to say one thing but get people to believe something else is being said? What is equivocation? Why is it a fallacy? What is vagueness? T or F? We should never use vague terms. Discuss how ‘game’ is vague. Why is the extension of a vague term indeterminate? [Define your terms here.]
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T or F? When the extension of a term is indeterminate, the use of that term is arbitrary. How should we use vague terms? What is the Slippery Slope fallacy? Explain the various ways that slippery slope arguments are fallacious. Explain how those who object by saying “But where would we draw the line?” are actually committing the slippery slope fallacy. They are implying that because one thing happens, other things are sure to happen and that because of this ONE thing, we will not be able to draw a line and make a decision to stop whatever situation is at hand.
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