Archive for Appeal to Hope

Appeal To Flattery

July 16, 2012 No Comments

Appeal to flattery: ‘Only smart people agree with me’ – therefore, if you agree, you’re smart!

Appeal to Flattery, Definitional Matters
The Mitt Romney Presidency

The Mitt Romney Presidency

June 25, 2012 No Comments

What the country would supposedly look like if Romney is elected president

Notre Dame Acceptance Letter

Notre Dame Acceptance Letter

June 23, 2012 No Comments

Odd commercial which suggested divine intervention via Notre Dame admissions department:

Sears Wish Commercial

Sears Wish Commercial

June 23, 2012 No Comments

Sears commercial, which suggests family bonding by observation of individual's aspirations to acquire.

Thai Airlines advertisement 2
Thai Airlines advertisement 1

Thai Airlines advertisement 1

June 13, 2012 No Comments

From 2008, advertisement that identifies characteristics of the airline with characteristics of the customer.

Cortislim

Cortislim

May 15, 2011 No Comments

'Stop Weighing Yourself'! A classically poor weightloss commercial from 2004-06, Cortislim with Dr. Greg Cedymon

Hennessy Flaunt pt. 2

Hennessy Flaunt pt. 2

May 10, 2011 No Comments

Hennessy's 'Flaunt' campaign (aired primarily on Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show') is typical of aspirational luxury character ads.

Hennessy – Flaunt pt. 1

Hennessy – Flaunt pt. 1

May 10, 2011 No Comments

Hennessy's 'Flaunt' campaign (aired primarily on Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show') is typical of aspirational luxury character ads.

Banana Republic

Banana Republic

May 6, 2011 No Comments

An ad from 2004 from Banana Republic (although you would hardly know that, except for one clothing tag)

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Fake Expert

Fake Expert: A fallacious appeal to authority in which the 'expert' is not an expert at all.

Expert in the wrong domain

Expert in the wrong domain: a fallacious version of an appeal to authority - i.e. appealing to a doctor...

Slippery Slope

Slippery slope: If we take one step, we’ll have to take all the rest of them because there’s no...

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

Post hoc ergo propter hoc: “After this, therefore because of this”, a fallacy in reasoning about causes. (I took...

Poisoning The Well

Poisoning the well: Telling the audience what to think of a speaker when you’re introducing the speaker (My next...