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Fallacy; the counterfeit of argument

Author: W Ward Fearnside; William Benjamin Holther
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall, 1959.
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Fearnside, W. Ward.
Fallacy.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall, 1959
(OCoLC)613200377
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Ward Fearnside; William Benjamin Holther
OCLC Number: 710677
Description: 218 pages 22 cm
Contents: Part I: Material fallacies : Trouble with propositions : 1. Faulty generalization : (a) hasty generalization ;. (b) Unrepresentative generalization. 2. Faulty causal generalization ; 3. Assuming the cause: "post hoc reasoning" ; 4. Faulty analogy ; 5. Composition and division ; 6. The all-or-nothing mistake ; 7. The false dilemma --
Trouble with constructions : 8. Faulty classification : (a) non-exhaustive classification ; (b) non-exclusive classification. 9. Misconceptions about classification : (a) reification ; (b) relativism. 10. Unnecessary vagueness ; 11. Over precision ; 12. Word magic Part II. Psychological fallacies : Emotional coloration : 13. Emotive language: "colored words" ; 14. Ceremony or setting: "pomp and circumstance" --
Misusing authority : 15. Appeal to authority: "Ipse dixit" or He says so! ; 16. Appeal to tradition or faith: "tried and true" ; 17. Impressing by large numbers: "get on the band wagon" --
Stirring up prejudice : 18. Popular passions: "ad populum appeals" ; 19. Damning the origin: "consider the source" ; 20. Personal attacks: "ad hominem" ; 21. Forestalling disagreement ; 22. Creating misgivings: "where there's smoke, there's fire" ; Rationalization and lip service ; 23. Self-righteousness ; 24. Finding the "good" reason ; 25. Wishful thinking ; 26. Special pleading: "having it both ways" ; 27. Lip service --
Biased misconstructions : 28. Apriorism: "invincible ignorance" ; 29. Personification ; 30. Cultural bias ; 31. The gambler's mistake --
Diversions : 32. Humor and ridicule: "lost in the laugh" ; 33. Demand for special consideration ; 34. Clamorous insistence on irrelevancies: "red herring" ; 35. Pointing to another wrong ; 36. The wicked alternative ; 37. Nothing but objections ; 38. Impossible conditions: "the call for perfection" ; 39. Abandonment of discussion Part III: Logical fallacies : Logical truth validity : 40. The undistributed middle term ; 41. Suppressed quantification ; 42. False conversion of propositions ; 43. Non sequitur ; 44. Trouble with conditionals and alternatives ; 45. Ambiguous terms ; 46. Amphibole: "double talk" ; 47. Ambiguous accent ; 48. Ambiguous punctuation. ; 49. Circular definitions and question begging ; 50. Misuse of etymology ; 51. Idiosyncratic language
Responsibility: [by] W. Ward Fearnside [and] William B. Holther.

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