A set of propaganda and logical fallacies that are part of the rhetoric units in English 11.
Terms in this set (8)
Ad Populum ("to the people")
Trying to convince an audience to do or believe something simply because everyone else does
Argument Ad Hominem ("to the man")
Trying to discredit an arguer or opponent instead of directly addressing an issue
Claiming that a chain reaction will end with a dire or horrible consequence when there is not enough evidence to prove that assumption
Going off task or on an a tangent and raising a side issue in order to divert the audience's attention from the real issue.
The arguer sets up a weaker and/or simplified version of an opponent's argument so that they can easily discredit the argument
Making assumptions about a whole group based on a sample that is too small; stereotype
An arguer sets up a situation where it seems as if there are only two choices; the arguer then eliminates one of the choices so that the audience is only left with one option
Post Hoc ("false cause")
Proposing a cause-and-effect type of relationship that may not be accurate
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