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Logical Fallacies and the Rhetorical Triangle (Ethos, Pathos, & Logos)
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persuading people through your credibility, expert opinion, or character.
persuading people through their emotions
persuading people based on logic or reason
a mistake in reasoning
a fallacy in which a speaker jumps to a general conclusion on the basis of insufficient evidence
a fallacy that attacks the person rather than dealing with the real issue in dispute
A fallacy that introduces an irrelevant issue to divert attention from the subject under discussion
False Authority Fallacy
Logical fallacy which refers to a source whose author does not have any real expertise on the subject
oversimplifying an issue by offering only two choices when there are more
A fallacy that assumes that taking a first step will lead to subsequent, more extreme steps that cannot be prevented
A fallacy which assumes that because something is popular, it is therefore good, correct, or desirable.
the assumption that because two things happened together, one caused the other
Circular Reasoning/Begging the Question
An argument in which the writer, instead of applying evidence simply restates the point in other language.
A statement that does not follow logically from evidence
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