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Arts and Humanities
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a conclusion that doesn't follow from the premise.
easy explanations for complicated phenomena.
generalization from inadequate evidence.
(assuming that a given problem) only has one of two solutions.
not a legitimate authority on the subject.
attacking a person's views by attacking his or her character.
begging the question
repeating what is true is true.
post hoc (ergo propter hoc)
assuming that because B follows A, B was caused by A.
claim of likeness when no significant likeness exists.
emotion to distract audience.
frightening people into agreeing.
everybody else is doing it.
one thing leads to another.
creates uNNeCeSSary desire.
creating non-existing authority. (like unidentified authority)
using authority instead of evidence
power over reason.
guilt by association
calling somebody's character into question.
shuts down an argument by not listening to the other side.
compares small issues to major ones.
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