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View Diary: A Series On Logic: Informal Fallacies, Part 3 — Un-Appealing Gimmicks (60 comments)

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  •  Thank you, I was going to make the same (13+ / 0-)

    comment about the appeal to pity vs. pathos. Of course, this is one of the things that is always stressed when teaching pathos, right? That it can be overdone so it depends on how appropriate it is for the Kairos.

    Argumentum ad hominem can also sometimes be tricky if they are factual, particularly the classic, "you're a liar," if the other party is lying. Personal attack or factual information needed for the rebuttal?

    As always, all logic is dependent on the receptivity of the audience. And that is dependent on sharing points of view and social knowledge, or if not, at least some attempt to do so.

    I strongly agree that everyone should learn more about logical fallacies. Thus, I adore this series as well.

    You might want to re-think those ties. - Erin Brockovich

    by mahakali overdrive on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 09:46:03 PM PDT

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