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7 Cards in this Set

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Argument from ignorance
Ad Ignorantiam
when it is argued that a proposition is true simply on the basis that it has not been proved false, or vice versa
Appeal to inappropriate authority
Ad Verecundiam
when the appeal is made to parties having no legitimate claim to authority in the matter at hand
Against the person
Ad hominem
attack in which the thrust is directed not at a conclusion but at the person who asserts it
Appeal to Emotion
Ad Populum
replaces rationality with devices designed to incite an emotional response
Appeal to Pity
Ad Misericordiam
appeal to emotion, esp. altruism and mercy of audience
Appeal to Force
Ad Baculum
appeal to force to cause acceptance of a conclusion
Irrelevant conclusion
Ignoratio Elenchi
argument purporting to establish a particular conclusion instead is directed to proving a different one