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<philosophical terminology, argumentum ad misericordiam the informal fallacy that tries to elicit feelings of mercy from an audience. Recommended Reading: Douglas N. Walton, Appeal to Pity: Argumentum Ad Misericordiam (SUNY, 1997).

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