Flashcards in Quiz #7 Deck (10)
This argument uses force, the threat of force, or some other unpleasant backlash to make the audience accept a conclusion
.Appeal to Force
Attacking or praising the people who make an argument rather than discussing the argument itself.
.Argumentum Ad Hominem
This line of thought asserts that a premise must be true because people have always believed it or done it.
.Appeal to Tradition
Mistaken use of inductive reasoning when there are too few sample to prove a point.
Relying only on comparisons to prove a point rather than arguing deductively and inductively.
Using a word in a different way than the author used it in the original premise, or changing definitions halfway through a discussion.
This fallacy is a result of reasoning from the properties of the parts of the whole to the properties of the whole itself -- it is an inductive error.
Phrasing a question or statement in such a way as to imply another unproven statement is true without evidence or discussion.
A non sequitur in which the speaker argues that, once the first step is undertaken, a second or third step will inevitably follow, much like the way one step on a slipper incline will cause a person to fail and slide all the way to the bottom.