fallacies

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fallacies
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2012-12-13 14:20:36
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  1. ad hominem
    attacks the person rather than dealing with the real issue in dispute
  2. secundum quid
    speaker jumps to a general conclusion on the basis of insufficient evidence
  3. non causa pro causa
    speaker mistakenly assumes that becasue one event follows another, the first event isthe cause of the second
  4. invalid analogy
    two cases being compared are not alike
  5. argumentum ad populum
    assumes that because something is popular, it is therefore good, correct or desirable
  6. ignoration elenchi
    introduces an irrelevant issue to divert attention from the subject under discussion
  7. bifurcation
    forces listeners to choose between two alternatives when more than two alternatives exist
  8. non sequitur
    assumes that taking a first step will lead to subsequent steps that cannot be prevented
  9. argumentum ad antiquitam
    assumes that something old is automatically better than something new
  10. argumentum ad novitam
    assumes something new is automatically better than something old

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