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  • Logical Fallacies

    Logical Fallacies Defined Abstract Fallacies can be viewed as a mistake or error. There are many different fallacies with different meanings for each. The following paper will discuss 9 logical fallacies. The paper will also include definitions for each of the 9 fallacies as well as examples of being applied to real life scenarios. Logical Fallacies defined Everyone has gotten into an argument with someone once or twice in their lifetime. Some people have mastered their skills in

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  • Logical Fallacies

    A fallacy is an error in reasoning‚ which differs from factual error in that errors are simply wrong about the facts. A fallacy can occur in any kind of discussion‚ argument‚ or reading. For the purposes of this paper‚ the fallacies discussed will pertain to arguments. A fallacious argument is an argument in which the premises given for the conclusion do not provide the needed degree of support (Atheism Web). Fallacies of distraction attempt to distract from the falsity of an argument by the

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  • Logical Fallacies

    CRITICAL THINKING PSU LOGICAL FALLACIES Ad hominem or ATTACKING THE PERSON. Attacking the arguer rather than his/her argument. Example: John’s objections to capital punishment carry no weight since he is a convicted felon. Note: Saying something negative about someone is not automatically ad hominem. If a person (politician for example) is the issue‚ then it is not a fallacy to criticize him/her. Ad ignorantium or APPEAL TO IGNORANCE. Arguing on the basis of what is not known and cannot be

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    STUDENT HANDOUT LOGICAL FALLACIES Explanation of Logical Fallacies * What is logic? * Logic is reasoning that is conducted according to strict principles. * How is logic related to expository writing? * When you write an expository essay‚ you are using logic to provide the layers of proof for your statements. * You are proving your thesis when you construct your topic sentences. * e.g.‚ answering the “Why”‚ “How”‚ “What are they” questions about the

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  • Examples of Logical Fallacies

    Logical Fallacies There have been many tragic events during the course of 2012 and the start of 2013 that have sparked many controversial debates. One can conclude from the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown Connecticut to the marathon bombing in Boston that something must be done‚ but what exactly must be done is the topic of debate amongst every media outlet known to man. Through the course of this whole gun control and immigration debate‚ there have been many logical fallacies used by many politicians

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  • Logical Fallacy Politics

    John Smith Logical Fallacies “I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian‚ but you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school. As president‚ I’ll end Obama’s war on religion. And I’ll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage.” -Rick Perry; Texas Governor Tenety‚ Elizabeth. "Rick Perry Ad: ‘I’ll End Obama’s War on Religion’

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  • Logical Fallacies

    Logical Fallacies Logical fallacies have existed since the dawn of time. As defined by Bassham et al a logical fallacy "is an argument that contains a mistake in reasoning." With this definition one must keep in mind that the definition of an argument according to Bassham et al is "a claim put forward and defended by reasons." The ability to recognize logical fallacy will enable one to break down an argument. This ability is crucial to the critical thinking process. Logical fallacies can

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  • Logical Fallacies

    Logical Fallacies Fallacies of Relevance Ad Hominem  Refers to a personal attack on an arguer’s reputation or character rather than the argument itself.  Usually seen in political debates  Example: Teddy Roosevelt’s attacks on William Howard Taft’s obesity. Attacking the Motive  Refers to focusing on an attack against an arguer’s supposed motivation or bias rather than focusing on the argument itself.  Usually points to how the arguer would benefit from his own argument.  Example: Flower

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  • Logical Fallacies

    conclusion is true Fallacies Logical fallacies are arguments based on faulty reasoning. They often appear true at first‚ but they do not remain viable under scrutiny. A fallacy is an “argument” in which the premises given for the conclusion do not provide the needed degree of support. A deductive fallacy is a deductive argument that is invalid (it is such that it could have all true premises and still have a false conclusion). An inductive fallacy is less formal than a deductive fallacy. They are arguments

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  • Logical Fallacies and Student Answer

    1. Question : (TCOs 2‚ 7 & 9) Determine which one of the rhetorical devices or fallacies covered so far in our course occurs in the passage below.  In a court proceeding: "My client is a single parent and the sole provider for her six children. A guilty verdict will cause irreparable damage to her family. If she is sent to prison‚ her children will be deprived of the love and care they need from a mother. Please‚ for her children’s sake deliver a verdict of not guilty."   Student Answer:Scare tactics

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