Philosophy 006 | Chapter 6 - Emotional fallacies

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Philosophy 006 | Chapter 6 - Emotional fallacies
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Emotional fallacies
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  1. Argument from outrage
    attempts to use anger to influence feelings about a claim
  2. Scapegoating
    blaming a situation on a person/group in attempt to elicit anger against them
  3. Scare tactics
    attempts to use fear to influence feelings about a claim
  4. Argument by force
    specific threat to force people into accepting something
  5. Argument from pity
    uses sympathy to gain acceptance of a claim
  6. Argument from envy
    uses jealousy to gain acceptance of a claim
  7. Guilt trip
    uses guilt to gain acceptance of a claim
  8. Wishful thinking
    desire for claim to be true because person wants it to be true
  9. Argument from peer pressure
    uses desire for social acceptance to get people to accept claim
  10. Groupthinking
    desire to maintain identity as part of a group to gain acceptance
  11. Nationalism
    desire to maintain national identity to gain acceptance of a claim
  12. Apple polishing
    attempt to flatter someone to accept a claim
  13. Red herring
    introduces new irrelevant topic in order to divert attention away from the original topic
  14. Smokescreen
    piles additional issues so original issue gets lost
  15. Argument from popularity
    accept a belief on basis that majority of people do
  16. Argument from common practice
    accept an action because majority of people do
  17. Argument from tradition
    accept an action/belief on basis that there's a long history of people believing/acting that way
  18. Bandwagon
    accept a claim because you desire to be on the winning side
  19. Rationalization
    attempts to justify a selfish desire

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