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Dr. Jay
VerLinden

Communication
Department

College of Arts, Humanities
and Social Sciences

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Argumentation and Critical Thinking Tutorial

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FORMAL LOGICAL STRUCTURE
Syllogisms, Enthymemes, Categorical Arguments, Disjunctive Arguments, Conditional and Hypothetical Arguments

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FORMAL VALIDITY REQUIREMENTS
Formal Validity, Material Truth, Categorical Arguments, Disjunctive Arguments, Conditional and Hypothetical Arguments

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VALIDITY AND INVALIDITY
Categorical Syllogisms, Disjunctive Syllogisms, Conditional and Hypothetical Syllogisms

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INFORMAL FALLACIES, SET #1
FALLACIES BASED ON THE CLASSICAL STRUCTURE OF ARGUMENTS:
Accident, Laudatory Personality, Reprehensible Personality, Guilt By Association, False Dilemma, Begging the Question

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TOULMIN MODEL OF ARGUMENTATION
Claim, Warrant, Backing, Grounds/Data, Verifiers, Modal Qualifier, Possible Rebuttal

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INFORMAL FALLACIES, SET #2
FALLACIES BASED ON FORMS OF REASONING:

ad antiquitatem, ad crumenam, ad lazarum, ad novitatem, Composition, Division, False Analogy, False Cause, False Criteria, False Sign, Hasty Conclusion, Hasty Generalization

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INFORMAL FALLACIES, SET #3
FALLACIES BASED ON ADVOCATES' RESPONSIBILITIES:

Appeal to Ignorance, a priori, Complex Proposition, Complex Question, Extension

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INFORMAL FALLACIES, SET #4
EVIDENCE BASED FALLACIES:

Ad nauseum, Appeals to Authority, Appeals to the People, Poisoning the Well, Self Evident Truths, Significance, Slippery Slope

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LANGUAGE
Characteristics of language, questionable uses of language.

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INFORMAL FALLACIES, SET #5
FALLACIES BASED ON LANGUAGE:
Amphiboly, Equivocation, Figure of Speech, Hypostatization, Loaded Language, Question Begging Epithets, Special Pleading, Style Over Substance

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INFORMAL FALLACIES, SET #6
REFUTATION BASED FALLACIES:
Appeals to Emotions, Appeal to Force, Argument Against the Person, Evading the Issue, False Consolation, Genetic Fallacy, Horse Laugh, Ignoratio Elenchi., Reducing to an Absurdity, Straw Person, Tu Quoque

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