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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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 3/4/12 Fallacies I’ve Used I have use many fallacies on a daily basis, but I have noticed that the fallacies I use the most are the appeal to bandwagon, poisoning the well, and apples and oranges. I appeal to bandwagon by always using peer pressure whenever I try to convince people to do things. For example during my senior year in high school, the upcoming senior ditch day was coming up and I tried to convince my friends to skip the day with me. To convince them, I said that most seniors in...

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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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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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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

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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Practices for tutorial. Part 1: Try to identify whats wrong with the following arguments. What fallacies are committed?  Explain. 1. How can anyone seriously believe in evolution? I certainly don’t. How can you take seriously a theory that claims humans are just monkeys with less hair and that our ancestors were apes? 2. A recent study showed that students who cram immediately before examinations usually get lower grades than those who do not. Well, I certainly won’t make that mistake this...

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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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Assumptions and Fallacies

Associate Level Material Appendix D Assumptions and Fallacies Write a 150- to 200-word response to each of the following questions: • What are assumptions? How do you think assumptions might interfere with critical thinking? What might you do to avoid making assumptions in your thinking? • What are fallacies? How are fallacies used in written, oral, and visual arguments? What might you do to avoid fallacies in your thinking? Cite and reference any sourced material consistent with...

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