Critical thinking - chapter 6 notes

What is the fallacy of appeal to false authority be

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What is the fallacy of appeal to false authority? Be able to identify instances. Other popular ways to flunk the acceptability condition for cogency: 1) The premise is just plain known false. Be able to identify instances. 2) The premises are inconsistent or imply inconsistencies. Be able to identify instances. 3) The premises depend on a false assumption. Be able to identify instances. What is the difference between logical implication and mere intimation ? How do people use this distinction to trick others into making false assumptions? 4) The premises are no more believable than the conclusion is. Be able to identify instances. How do you “reverse the argument” on someone whose premises are no more acceptable than their conclusion was? What is the fallacy of begging the question? Be able to identify instances. Accepting Premises for the Sake of Argument:
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What is a conditional argument? What are its uses and its limitations? What is a Reductio ad Absurdum criticism? Be able to identify instances. Be able to construct them against both arguments and positions. What is the strategy behind making a reductio ad absurdum criticism? A positive use of Reductio ad Absurdums: To argue for a fundamental position by doing a reductio on its denial. Be able to construct this kind of argument.
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