JCU PRESENTS: FALLACIES IN THE WORKPLACE
Week 5: Emotional & Personal Incredulity (August 22-26)
The Emotional Fallacy: When a person uses emotions to manipulate support for their position, often in a way that is overstated or exaggerated.
The Personal Incredulity Fallacy: When a person argues something cannot be true because they personally find it difficult to believe or understand.
(1) In the video's example, Bob asks Billie if she wants to be the one telling employees' children that their parent died because supervisors were too busy to take safety seriously; Billie, in turn, questions what observations have to do with reducing injuries anyway and that the research Bob cited is too complicated to follow. How can they reframe their arguments?
(2) Is there a way Bob could bring up employee's children in his argument without committing the emotional fallacy?
(3) Are there any examples of the "Emotional" or "Personal Incredulity" fallacies you've encountered in your career or your personal life?