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The term '''Dark Arts''' refers to rhetorical techniques crafted to exploit human [[cognitive biases]] in order to persuade, deceive, or otherwise manipulate a person into irrationally accepting beliefs perpetuated by the practitioner of the Arts.
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The term '''Dark Arts''' refers to rhetorical techniques crafted to exploit human [[cognitive biases]], deep-rooted [[meme]]s and [[conceptual metaphor]]s in order to persuade, deceive, or otherwise manipulate a person into irrationally accepting beliefs perpetuated by the practitioner of the Arts.
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== Example ==
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* [[PowerPoint]] is a well-known [[persuasion technology]] which is commonly used in education and business.  It is designed to induce a [[trance state]] which disables independent, rational thinking.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
 
*[[Anti-epistemology]]
 
*[[Anti-epistemology]]
 
*[[Curiosity stopper]]
 
*[[Curiosity stopper]]

Revision as of 09:53, 18 July 2009

The term Dark Arts refers to rhetorical techniques crafted to exploit human cognitive biases, deep-rooted memes and conceptual metaphors in order to persuade, deceive, or otherwise manipulate a person into irrationally accepting beliefs perpetuated by the practitioner of the Arts.

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See also

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