Ad Populum Bandwagon

By: Gabby Finn
Ad Populum- In logic, an argumentum ad
populum (Latin: "appeal to the people") is a
fallacious argument that concludes a
proposition to be...
Appeal to Popularity- Most people approve
of X (have favorable emotions towards X).
Therefore X is true.
Bandwagon- A psychological
phenomenon whereby people do
something primarily because other people
are doing it, regardless of their own beliefs,
which they may ignore or override.
Act 1 (pg 189)
Abigail: “ I want to open myself! I want the
light of God, I want the sweet love of jesus! I
danced for the Devil; I saw him: I wrote in his
book; I go back to Jesus; I kiss his hand. I saw
Sarah Good with the devil! I saw Goody
Osburn with the Devil! I saw Bridget Bishop with
the Devil!”
Betty: “ I saw George Jacobs with the devil! I
saw Goody Howe with the devil!... I saw
Martha Bellow with the devil!
Parris: "She speaks! She speaks!"
Hale: “ Glory to God! It is broken, they are
Abigail: “ I saw Goody Sibber with the devil!”
Putnam: “The Marshal. I’ll call the Marshal!”
Betty: “ I saw Alice Barrow with the devil!”
Hale: “ Let the Marshal bring irons!”
Abigail claims that she
sees several women with
the dvil, once she
proposes this idea all of
the other girls jump on
bandwagon and follows
the other girls.
Everyone in the court is
going along with it. Once
one person thinks it they
all start to question it.
 (definition of appeal
to popularity)
bih=827 (ad populum definition)

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