Rhetoric (& penguins)

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Rhetoric (& penguins)

  1. 1. Rhetoric (& Penguins) Nathan Loynes
  2. 2. Rhetoric is an ‘appeal’
  3. 3. Logos
  4. 4. Ethos
  5. 5. Pathos
  6. 6. Logos
  7. 7. Logos may be affected by logical fallacies
  8. 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. 9. How did he get to here?!? How did he get here?!? ? ? Hasty Generalisation ? ?
  10. 10. “I am the Cause!” “He was asleep anyway!” Post hoc ergo prompter hoc (sequence equals causality)
  11. 11. Genetic Fallacy What did you expect? He is from Belgium
  12. 12. Begging the claim
  13. 13. Circular Argument
  14. 14. Either/or “It’s black Or white” “What about the grey, man?”
  15. 15. Ad hominem: attack on the person (penguin) i.e. insults
  16. 16. Ad Populum. Popular association appeal
  17. 17. Red Herring (what’s WITH these penguins…?)
  18. 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]

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