Posted by Thinker on December 09, 2013 at 09:46:12
In Reply to: Re: The 10 Commandments of Logic posted by Let the games begin! on December 09, 2013 at 09:32:33:
Written by an undergraduate, no doubt (ad hominem reasoning, which may be verboten in logic, but not in rhetoric)?
Note that my above comment does not fully constitute Ad hominem as, pursuant to Commandment #4, the author's own abilities and assumptions of "truth" in these 10 premises beg the question.
#9 is really referring to post hoc, ergo propter hoc, to assume a logical connection from a temporal sequence (knee hurts, rain, hence my hurt knee caused the rain). A non-sequitur is when a conclusion doesn't follow from a premise or premises.
10 is argumentum ad populum. Bandwagon "fallacy" is itself a fallacy as it is a misunderstanding of the "bandwagon effect," which has nothing to do with logic and everything to do with human behavior.
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