Ch. 7 Notes - Jolene

Chapter 7 What about Faults and Gaps in Arguments

Fallacies in Arguments

  • Reasoning or logic (Activated by evidence)
  • creditability (built with verification, reputation, or presentation)
  • emotion (evoked by illustration)

Weak Evidence

  • Insufficiency
  • Unqualified Claims
  • Irrelevance:
      • Correlation versus Causation
      • Changing the Subject
      • Straw Man Arguments
  • Truth as Support

Relying Too Much on Credibility

Getting Emotional

The Usefulness of Fallacies
"Fallacies aren't necessarily false"

Respond to Objections

  1. We can concede
  2. We can refute
Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License