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Favoring information that confirms existing beliefs.
Assuming to be true what you're actually attemping to prove; saying the same thing twice. ex: "I can't read your handwriting because it's illegible."
Substituting an offensive term for a softer one.
The appearance of truth.
Law of Non-Contradiction
A logical truth that says two contradictory things can't be true at the same time.
Judgment based on individual personal impressions and opinions, rather than external facts.
Politically Correct (PC)
Avoiding any language or viewpoint that might be considered offensive to a sub-group of people.
An opinion-based piece of writing.
The truthfulness of something.
A systematic effort to influence others' beliefs.
A systematic defense of a specific world view or belief system.
You belief one side from another.
The art of using language to persuade effectively.
Having more than one possible meaning.
A lack of bias, judgment, or prejudice; looking only for facts.
To argue against a course of action.
A hidden message; existing below the conscious level.
The study of the meaning behind words.
The cultural or implied meaning of a word.
The use of shocking details to create excitement or interest in a topic.
When each side of a debate agrees with part of the opposing viewpoint, compromise.
The literal, objective meaning of a word.
Crediblity/Trust (uses your own personal character and the shares values of your audience to persuade others)
Emotions/Values (very seductive because it influences the heart and soul of a person)
Logic/Reason/Proof (pure reason and logic in an attempt to prove the truth or validity of something)
A true subject to scientific or sensory prove.
Something we believe to be true, but not necessarily scientificly proveable. (Values,morals,religion)
Changing biases influenced by personal experience or society.
(this is better than that) these are matters of taste, style, and arts.