Conference paper (in proceedings)

Trust Based on Bias: Cognitive Constraints on Source-related Fallacies

Université de Fribourg BLE-BLL

  • 2013
Published in:
  • Virtues of Argumentation. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA) / Mohammed, D. ; Lewiński, M.. - University of Windsor. - 2013, p. 1-13
English This paper advances a cognitive account of the rhetorical effectiveness of fallacious arguments and takes the example of source-related fallacies. Drawing on cognitive psychology and evolutionary linguistics, we claim that a fallacy enforces accessibility and epistemic cognitive constraints on argument processing targeted at preventing the addressee from spotting its fallaciousness, by managing to prevent or circumvent critical reactions. We address the evolutionary bases of biases and the way that these are exploited in fallacious argumentation.
Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines
Département d'anglais
  • English
Language, linguistics
Other electronic version

Published version

License undefined
Open access status
Persistent URL

Document views: 19 File downloads:
  • 2013-oswaldhart-ossa.pdf: 30