# This is reasoning based on false or invalid arguments. Combo with terms and logical and 1 other Flashcards 2019-01-08

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## What is the difference between a fallacious argument and an invalid arguement?

Inductive reasoning must be based on a sufficient amount of reliable evidence. Circular reasoning is when the conclusion is, itself, used as one of the premises of the argument. Example: Fair trade agreements have raised the quality of life for coffee producers, so fair trade agreements could be used to help other farmers as well. It would be that the conclusion has absolutely nothing to do with the premise at all. Cogent and Uncogent Arguments Strong arguments are ones where if the premise is true then the conclusion is very likely to be true. For example, two historians debated whether Hitler killed five million Jews or six million Jews.

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## A List Of Fallacious Arguments

These, however, are not questions directly raised by Hume's arguments. Special pleading, or ad-hoc reasoning This is a subtle fallacy which is often difficult to recognize. Tu quoque Literally, you too. Exampe: Grace and Helen were both romantically interested in Brad. Taxonomy of Fallacies Once it has been decided what is to count as a logical fallacy, the question remains as to how the various fallacies are to be categorised. These are thought processes that are not strictly valid in their logic, but are true most of the time and therefore are a useful rule-of-thumb as to what is likely to be true.

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## Fallacious arguments

Therefore: 2 The law of gravity will hold tomorrow. One way is to assume that an argument's premises are all true and the conclusion false i. In fact there are copious transitional fossils. Therefore, Tony Blair keeps pet aardvarks. In the third row however the conclusion P is false in red.

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## How to Prove an Argument Invalid by a Counterexample

Sean, however, had had a few too many Guinness himself and fell off his chair. When analyzed, the blood turned out to be beef blood. Competence plus integrity equals credibility; likeableness plus forcefulness equals charisma; credibility plus charisma equals ethos. I need to buy those sneakers. F F T Note, that we cannot use proof by contradiction to show that an argument is invalid, because there may be critical rows where the conclusion would be true. So perhaps he is now an authority, and this is an implied. Essentially the arguer claims that he should win by default if his opponent can't make a strong enough case.

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## Combo with terms and logical and 1 other Flashcards

Arguments that fail to meet the standards required of inductive arguments commit fallacies in addition to formal fallacies. For example, a person who takes Vitamin C might claim that it prevents colds. It can be taken out of context. Without searching to find out if fairy tales have sprung to life in the midtown Manhattan, she believes it to be true. All sound arguments are also valid arguments. In any case, the conclusion may well end up being invalid because inductive reasoning does not guarantee validity of the conclusions. Kant sorted statements into two types.

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## Logical Fallacies

However, if the waters are a bit muddy, perhaps you will only succeed in showing that your opponent's argument does not apply in all cases, That is, using Reductio Ad Absurdum is sometimes using the. For example, evolution is not possible, therefore we must have been created assumes these are the only two possibilities. So, x would not be certain that he had on a red hat but he would be smart playing the odds if he chose red as the most probable. Woodmorappe fails to mention that the two dates differ by less than one percent. The critical rows are in boldface. Make a truth table that has a column for each premise and a column for the conclusion. Something that worked in the past may not work in the future.

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## Deductive vs Inductive

Reliable beliefs are beliefs backed by lots of evidence, even though we cannot be absolutely certain that they are true. It is therefore also a semantic argument. In fact, a great deal of science is the study of emergent properties. They occur, for example, in the machine learning programs of. We deduced the final statement by combining the hypothesis of the first statement with the conclusion of the second statement. Surely debates can be allot more subtle than simply correct or incorrect. For example, human beings are made of atoms, and human beings are conscious, so atoms must be conscious.

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## h2g2

Baby Elizabeth, born 30 days ago, must be 35 years of age or older. Usually, the best way to cope with insults is to show mild amusement, and remain polite. Most of our future discussion on inductive reasoning will be on how to make inductive arguments stronger, and avoid weak inductive arguments such as those discussed in Chapter 5. In other words, the facts you draw on must fairly represent the larger situation or population. Proportion Q of observed members of group G have had attribute A.

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## Inductive reasoning

For example, Bill borrows Jane's expensive pen, and later finds he hasn't returned it. War atrocities and terrorism are often defended in this way. Comte was confident to lay as , and the churches, honoring eminent scientists, sought to focus public mindset on â€”a term Comte coinedâ€”to for humankind's social welfare via Comte's spearheaded science,. Now, there's something with hits and misses. An argument is deductive when the conclusion is necessary given the premises. I may argue, for example, Obama is a Democrat because the sky is blue â€” an obvious non-sequitur. Second, the concluding All is a very bold assertion.

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## Logical Fallacies

Notice that while similar, each has a different form. But this suggests that all invalid arguments are also fallacious arguments which in other threads I have been told that this is not the case. False Analogy Analogies are very useful as they allow us to draw lessons from the familiar and apply them to the unfamiliar. In politics, the phrase may be used more broadly, to mean espousing some position that the establishment or opposition party does not hold. We want what we will call strong inductive arguments. But, the quite high infant mortality rate in the United States is not a failure of capitalism. What is crucial is whether the conclusion follows from the premises.

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