ERIC Number: EJ236335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980
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Why Is the "Ad Populum" a Fallacy?
Walton, Douglas N.
Philosophy and Rhetoric, v13 n4 p264-78 Fall 1980
Examines the traditional informal fallacy of "argumentum ad populum," standardly characterized as the fallacy committed by directing an emotional appeal to the feelings or enthusiasms of "the people" to win assent to an argument not adequately supported by proper evidence. (PD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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