Two Kinds of Arguments from Authority in the Ad Verecundiam Fallacy
administrative authority, argument from authority, argument from expert opinion, argumentum ad verecundiam, Bocheński, deontic authority, epistemic authority, Locke
In this paper, an argumentation scheme for argument from an administrative authority is formulated along with a matching set of critical questions used to evaluate it. The scheme is then compared to the existing scheme for argument from expert opinion. The hypothesis is explored that it is the ambiguity between the two types of authority that is the best basis for explaining how the fallacy of appeal to authority works. .
Walton, Douglas and Koszowy, Marcin. (2014). Two Kinds of Arguments from Authority in the Ad Verecundiam Fallacy. Two Kinds of Arguments from Authority in the Ad Verecundiam Fallacy.