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Types of Proof (7)
Transcript of Types of Proof (7)
Not Proof - Fallacies
Begging the question
Guilt by Association
Creating False Needs
leads from general principle to a specific example
uses examples to lead to a general principle
shows effect of something
shows similarities and differences between two different things
agreement upon key terms
describes quantitative relationships
not so much
Types of Proof
Attacking the person instead of his/her claim
Causation isn't proven because one thing followed another.
Laying a false trail in argument
The claim and the proof are not logically connected
Attacking a minor aspect or untruthful version of an argument and then claiming argument victory.
Ignoring credible evidence to use a stack of less credible evidence to prove a point.
The assumption that a given claim has only two possible solutions.
Looking at too few examples before forming an opinion.
A comparison that breaks down on the very points that are useful to the comparison.
The notion that a small act will inevitably lead to major disaster.
The use of group identity to gain agreement
Blurring the division between need and want.