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Fallacy

Fallacies and Generalizations Posted by John Smith on March 30, 2011 Fallacies and generalizations of complex topics is common in today’s high-pace society. Even before the era of 24/7 news, it was often easier to persuade people to an action if the terms were simplified. Unfortunately, this simplification often mires debates, and those who have no cost to being wrong often burden others with the cost of making a wrong decision. As I have been reading Economic Facts and Fallacies (by Sowell)...

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Fallacy

English 1C 05 June 2015 The Weakness in Fallacies Fallacies are land minds hidden beneath a flatbed of language. They appear hidden to the eye that lacks the knowledge about them. Most go by undetected and cloaked. We experience them everyday and a lot of them go through our heads because we are unaware of them. Depending on how elaborate the fallacy is, it can potentially sway people to a certain decision, either mundane or crucial. Identifying fallacies are important because you can develop the...

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Fallacies

2014 Ignoring the Question This paper will be focused on four common logical fallacies that can be deceitful yet very affective whether they are used in debates or in ways to convince an individual or a crowd to trust in what is being said by persons in leadership positions. “A logical fallacy is a mistake in reasoning” (33 Current Arguments II). Ignoring the question is one of the most commonly used fallacies in the political and business world. “When someone says, “I’m glad you asked that...

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Fallacy

A fallacy is incorrect reasoning in argumentation resulting in a misconception. By accident or design, fallacies may exploit emotional triggers in the listener or interlocutor , or take advantage of social relationships between people. Fallacious arguments are often structured using rhetorical patterns that obscure the logical argument, making fallacies more difficult to diagnose. Also, the components of the fallacy may be spread out over separate arguments. A fallacy has a lot of forms  1...

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FALLACY

INFORMAL FALLACIES FALLACIES IN GENERAL A fallacy is a defect in an argument that consists in something other than the false premises alone. Fallacies are usually divided into two groups: formal and informal. A formal fallacy is one that may be identified by merely examining the form or structure of an argument. Informal fallaciesare those that can be detected only by examining the content of the argument. Informal fallacies can be further classified as Fallacies of Ambiguities, Relevance,...

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Fallacies

Fallacies are all around us. Daily, when we watch TV, listen to the radio, or even read newspaper, we see or hear fallacies. But what is fallacy? According to Wikipedia “A fallacy is an argument that uses poor reasoning. An argument can be fallacious whether or not its conclusion is true”. Fallacies are part of everyday and become a basic in certain aspects of life. According to the writing center of UNC, there are a lot of fallacies. Here is some of fallacies look likes: Hasty generalization ...

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Fallacies in Advertising

Fallacies in Advertising According to Bassham et al. (2002), a logical fallacy is “an argument that contains a mistake in reasoning” (p. 140). There are two types of logical fallacies, fallacies of relevance, and fallacies of insufficient evidence. Fallacies of relevance happen when the premises are not logically relevant to the conclusion. Fallacies of insufficient evidence occur when the premises do not provide sufficient evidence to support the conclusion. Though there are several logical fallacies...

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Assumption and Fallacies

Assumption and Fallacies Earlie Ames Critical and Creative Thinking Aug 12, 2012 Travis Zimmerman Assumption and Fallacies What is assumption? According to definition, assumption "mean a supposition on the current situation or a presupposition on the future course of events, either or both assumed to be true in the absence of positive proof, necessary to enable the commander in the process of planning to complete an estimate of the situation and make a decision on the course of action”...

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Fallacies Final

University of Phoenix Material Dawn Bratthauer 11/19/2012 Final Exam: Fallacies, Assumptions, and Arguments Part I: Fallacies THE FOLLOWING ARGUMENTS CONTAIN VARIOUS KINDS OF FALLACIES. EVALUATE EACH AND IDENTIFY THE FALLACY USING THE MATCHING LIST ON PAGE 2. 1. We can recognize that athletes who participate in sports must be given special consideration in our grading system, or we can let the university sink into athletic oblivion. H. False dilemma 2. I don't know what colleges...

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The Types of Fallacies

Types of Fallacies: * “Argument” from pity: when feeling sorry for someone drives us to a position on an unrelated matter * We have a job that needs doing; Helen can barely support her starving children and needs work desperately. But does Helen have the skills we need? We may not care if she does; and if we don’t, nobody can fault us for hiring her out of compassion. But feeling sorry for Helen may lead us to misjudge her skills or overestimate her abilities, and that is a mistake in...

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