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critical thinking keywords

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using a small number of instances to draw a conclusion

post hoc fallacy

2 events have happened so they are related

ad hoc reasoning

a calim has been made and a legitimate objections raised so the original claim must be revisied

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using a reason as a conclusion or there is no conclusion

straw man

misrepresenting the counter arguement

slippery slope

somthing small will lead to something big

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confusing necessary and sufficient conditions

just because something is necessary doesn't mean it is sufficient

false dichotomy

only 2 options are considered when there are more options


expression is misused in a purposefully and confusing way

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tu quoque

2 wrongs dont make a right

arguement of ignorance

lack of evidence for denying something

ad hominem

challenging the author, not the argument itself

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