apagogic

apagogic

(ˌæpəˈɡɒdʒɪk) or

apagogical

adj
relating to apagoge
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Specific rhetorical techniques include (but are not limited to) deductive/inductive reasoning, apagogic argument, sarcasm, questioning, and attacking the opponents.
An apagogic argument (reduction ad absurdum) means the use of argument in such a manner that disapproves a proposition by showing the absurdity of that position.
Sometimes the transformation works smoothly, such as when SC redescribes the apagogic method of argument as the use of a "tree" trope (186).