a mistake in reasoning
begging the question
a fallacious argument in which the conclusion is assumed by the premise(s) ; P = C
appeal to ignorance
a fallacious argument in which the arguer illegitimately shifts the burden of proof to his or her opponent.
appeal to illegitimate authority
a fallacious argument in which a source who is not an authority on the subject in question is relied upon to support a conclusion
a fallacious argument in which an opposing argument is rejected based on the characteristics of its arguer
a fallacious argument that mischaracterizes the conclusion of an opponent's argument, and then attacks the argument in its distorted form ; ISSUE different from C
a fallacious argument in which the arguer distracts the reader from the main issue by using irrelevant premises
basic analysis of fallacies
This argument commits the _________ fallacy because ______. "This argument commits the ad hominem fallacy because the arguer attacks the source of the argument rather than addressing the argument itself."
burden of proof
involved in the appeal to ignorance fallacy; a phrase indicating who has the responsibility of providing reasons to support his/her conclusion; (always the arguer)