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Unit VIII Assignment

Table of Dirty Tricks

For this assignment, you will create a table of the most prominent fallacies in thinking. Select 15 of the “Dirty Tricks” outlined in your textbook beginning on page 313. Include each of the following items in your table:

  • the name and number of the dirty trick,
  • the decision-making that would lead someone to employ this trick,
  • how you would detect it was being used, and
  • one or two ways in which you might counter the strategy.

Unit VIII Assignment Table of Dirty Tricks Name: Name and Number of Dirty Trick Begin here Decision-making Leading to Use How You Would Detect the Trick How You Might Counter the Trick

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ProfJamesmiller
School: Carnegie Mellon University

Hi there, I have just completed your assignment. It has been nice working with you.

Table of Dirty Tricks
Thesis statement: There are various dirty tricks that manipulators use with the intention of
winning an argument but they should be countered whenever detected.
1. Attack the person (and not the argument)
2. Call for perfection (impossible demand conditions)
3. Appeal to the tradition or faith (the tried and true)
4. Appeal to fear
5. Rewrite history (have it your way)
6. Make your opponent look ridiculous (lost in the laugh)
7. Use the hard-cruel-world argument ( to justify doing what is usually considered
unethical)
8. Attack evidence (that determines your case)
9. Ignore the evidence
10. Evade questions gracefully
11. Demonize their side, sanitize yours
12. Deny or defend inconsistencies
13. Question the opponent's conclusions
14. Hedge what you say
15. Insist loudly on a minor point.


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Table of Dirty Tricks
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TABLE OF DIRTY TRICKS

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Unit VIII Assignment Table of Dirty Tricks
Name:
Name and Number of Dirty Trick
Begin here
Attack the person (and not the
argument)

Call for perfection (impossible
demand conditions)

Appeal to the tradition or faith (the
tried and true)

Appeal to fear

Rewrite history (have it your way)

Make your opponent look
ridiculous (lost in the laugh)

Decision-making Leading to Use
In the event where the opponent is
presenting sensible arguments, the
exploiter tends to overlook the
arguments and begins to attack the
personality of the opponent.
On occasions where the
manipulator does not want a
particular thing to take place,
he/she tends to rely on this...

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