The Art of Persuasion continuing on from the second post I made the other day, using the art of rhetoric within the art of persuasion. I wrote about the elements Logos, which is argument by logic. I’m going to continue on that with the final part of Logos and persuasion using Logos which is Logical Fallacies.
You need to be able to detect these whilst engaged in the art of rhetoric especially when they are being used in persuasion as a tactic against you. Of course you could also use them yourself.
We’ll start with Bad Proof, the commonplace or principle of the argument is wrong or the example used it really bad. [Read more…]