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Persuasive Defense Spot Fallacies
Transcript of Persuasive Defense Spot Fallacies
Logic as Shield
BAD PROOFS/Deadly Sin of Bad Comps
"ALL Natural" Filling Doesn't = Fruit
BandWagon/Popularity = Everyone is doing it
Reductio Ad Absurdum =
Fallacy of Antecedent = never before/Never to be
False Analogy: success in Business = Success in Politics
Unit Fallacy: 1 apple + 1 Orange = 2 Oranges
Deadly Sin: Comparison
7th sin: Ending Wrong
Logic / Argument
Deduction's Proof = Commonplace
Induction's Proof = Examples
Does the Proof hold UP
Are there ample choices
Proof = Conclusion (?)
a way of knowing our Self & Defending against Rascals
ONE way Rhetoric gets done
1st Deadly Sin
False Comparison: "All Natural"
(Botulism is natural & will Kill you)
4th Sin: Tautology
5th deadliest sin
(Either with us or with. .)
Beat them don't BE Them
3rd Deadly Sin
Ignorance = proof
Second Deadly Sin: Bad Examples
Disconnect between example/Argument
6th Deadly Sin: Red Herring
Post hoc ergo proper hoc (Chanicleer Fallacy)
and discourages defense
where argument is productive
Dean of Students Letter to Incoming Freshmen
Aug. 25, 2016
Consider your own beliefs. What makes them "true" for you? How do you know? What basis of influence, knowledge, or experience justifies them?
"Spot Fallacies: The Seven Deadly Logical Sins" by Jay Heinrichs
What are the conseqeunces of "sloppy" logic in your opinion? Who offends the most? Under what circumstances? In what cases?
"Reclaiming the Imagination" by Timothy Williamson
can be known without experience
can only be known through experience
"Where Am I?"
true knowledge isn't possible
knowledge needs a mind
reasoning is knowlege
senses are knowledge
where are we?
David Kyle Johnson's "Wikiality, Truthiness, & Gut Thinking"
& respond to prompt
What's so tough about unCertainty?
Aug. 25, 2016
Gutting's "Philosophy and Faith," Crane's "Mystery and Evidence," & Scheffler's "Importance of the afterlife."
Most Fallacies "sound" good
Till YOU break em down to the nuts
No logic 'rules' in rhetoric
IS Ethos so look for/avoid:
Proof doesn't = conclusion