Rhetorical Fallacies

Rhetorical Fallacies: “Logically illegitimate argumentative moves that a critical thinker should reject.”

Example One: Ad Hominem (irrelevant attack on person instead of on the argument itself) FullSizeRender.jpg

Here, Donald Trump is attacking Mort Zuckerman. We do not know his argument against the New York Daily News, all he is saying is an attack on Zuckerman rather than on his argument to why the paper is bad.

Example Two: Bandwagon (arguing for an idea on the grounds that a large number of people agrees) FullSizeRender copy.jpg

This implies that because 18 million Americans have gained coverage, everyone wants Obamacare, when that is not the case.

 

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Rhetorical Fallacies

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