A Bayesian Approach to Informal Argument Fallacies

@article{Hahn2006ABA,
  title={A Bayesian Approach to Informal Argument Fallacies},
  author={Ulrike Hahn and Mike Oaksford},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2006},
  volume={152},
  pages={207-236}
}
We examine in detail three classic reasoning fallacies, that is, supposedly ``incorrect'' forms of argument. These are the so-called argumentam ad ignorantiam, the circular argument or petitio principii, and the slippery slope argument. In each case, the argument type is shown to match structurally arguments which are widely accepted. This suggests that it is not the form of the arguments as such that is problematic but rather something about the content of those examples with which they are… 

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