Flashcards in Standard form Deck (12)
The disposition to be an 'arsehole' - to score points off people to look good or make them look bad; rather than constructively move arguments forward, open to change and giving credit where it is due.
define availability heuristic
A psychological bias that conflates how easy something is to recall with its frequency of occurrence and relevance to the current argument.
define CP principal
Any important information, phrase, or term in the Conclusion must be in a Premise.
A commonly used, psychologically convincing but unreliable, pattern of reasoning.
define fallacy of appeal
An unreasonable appeal to an external factor, such as emotion or popularity.
define PP principle
Any important information, phrase, or term in a Premise (but not in the conclusion) must also be in another Premise.
The disposition to treat people as autonomous agents, rather than obstacles or targets.
define standard form
A format for setting out the statements of an argument to readily identify its structure. In later weeks we will learn several different standard forms.
define sub argument
An argument whose conclusion serves as a premise of another argument.
define sub- conclusion
A premise of the argument that is supported by other statements.
define suppressed conclusion
The conclusion of the argument, when it is not provided.