Rhetoric (& penguins)

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  • 1. Rhetoric (& Penguins) Nathan Loynes
  • 2. Rhetoric is an ‘appeal’
  • 3. Logos
  • 4. Ethos
  • 5. Pathos
  • 6. Logos
  • 7. Logos may be affected by logical fallacies
  • 8. Slippery Slope Argument is made through momentum; like falling down a slippery slope: “and then…? and then…? and then…? There! I told you so!”
  • 9. How did he get to here?!? How did he get here?!? ? ? Hasty Generalisation ? ?
  • 10. “I am the Cause!” “He was asleep anyway!” Post hoc ergo prompter hoc (sequence equals causality)
  • 11. Genetic Fallacy What did you expect? He is from Belgium
  • 12. Begging the claim
  • 13. Circular Argument
  • 14. Either/or “It’s black Or white” “What about the grey, man?”
  • 15. Ad hominem: attack on the person (penguin) i.e. insults
  • 16. Ad Populum. Popular association appeal
  • 17. Red Herring (what’s WITH these penguins…?)
  • 18. Conclusion • Rhetoric is employed through a range of stylistic techniques. • Logical fallacies occur either accidentally, or purposively. • Unspotted logical fallacies can convince us of an invalid argument, or distract us from the issue at hand. [Source: Weida & Stolley, 2013]