Talk:Appeal to emotion

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Why the revert? Society does stereotype global warming deniers as bad or stupid people. Its true! 04:29, 3 November 2007 (EDT)

Well, denying global warming is really an argument in itself - or it attempts to be one. It is not, in itself, usually used as an emotional appeal to support other arguments.--Bobbing for apples 04:37, 3 November 2007 (EDT)

You know, Al Gore uses emotional appeal. 02:23, 3 December 2007 (EST)

I thought he used Crest®? CЯacke®
Um, theres a toothpaste called emotional appeal? 02:42, 3 December 2007 (EST)

Maybe Al Gore does use emotional appeal. Can you give an example?Bobbing up 05:09, 3 December 2007 (EST)

Emotional appeal is not an inherently deceptive rhetorical technique. It is only invalid if the argument could not succeed without it.--PalMD-If it looks like a donut, eat it 14:38, 3 December 2007 (EST)
I haven't seen his show, but from what I understand there is a graphic of how much of NY would be under water if the ice caps all melted. While the information is "true", there is also an emotional factor in a presentation like that. As Doc says, if it's true the emotional appeal is not inherently a logical fallacy - it's only a fallacy if it's the only thing supporting a point (gee, like saying "we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud over a US city"). The emotional appeal, when used along with a valid argument, makes a presentation more compelling. It aids in communication. Vis, "if the ice caps melted, oceans would rise x meters." "Many coastal cities are below this line" "here's what NY would look like if this happened". Adding the third line, with a graphic, makes it more obvious what is being said. humanUser talk:Human 15:10, 3 December 2007 (EST)

PETA's images[edit]

Are PETA's animal testing images fifty years out of date? Aurelian Carpathia (talk) 15:56, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Rename this article?[edit]

Why is this article named "Emotional appeal" with "Appeal to emotion" acting as the redirect? Shouldn't it be the other way around? Reverend Black Percy (talk) 00:08, 10 April 2016 (UTC)