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Christina Gursky

on 16 January 2014

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Transcript of Pathos

Created by Katie Miller and Christina

Slippery Slope
Faulty Causalities
The (sometimes unintentional) setting up of a
relationship when none exists. One event can happen after another without the first necessarily being the direct cause of the second
Name Calling
Use of derogatory language or words that carry a negative connotation when describing an enemy. Attempts to arouse prejudice among the public by labeling the target something that the public dislikes.
Logical Fallacies
Would you support these animals?
Would you drink this?
Propaganda Techniques
Using emotions to appeal to an audience in order to convince them or get them to agree with you
People can misuse and distort emotions in order to manipulate
False Dichotomy
Presenting only two extreme
possibilities when there are
at least one or more
intermediate possibilities
Lesser of Two Evils
Given two extremes and trying to present one as the least offensive option. Ultimately persuading you to pick one of the two even though both of the options aren't great.
The idea that minor causes
will eventually lead to
dire consequences

Lost your pen
= No pen
No pen= No notes
No notes= No study
No study= Fail
Fail= No diploma
No diploma= No work
No work= No money
No money= No food
No food= You get skinny
You get skinny= You get ugly
You get ugly= No love
No love= No marriage
No marriage= No children
No children= alone
alone= Depression
Depression= Sickness
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