Appeal to authority

IB English A: Language & Literature: Appeal to authority

Appeal to authority is an argumentation technique, in which one refers to a source that claims to have authority. It is an argumentation fallacy because it assumes that authorities or institutions are right. This, however, does not have to be true by definition. Source A says that premise 1 is correct Source A is an authority Therefore A must be correct Appeal to authority is also known as "argument from authority"...

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