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Sicko Fallacy

Professor Bollinger December 12, 2010 SiCKo: The Thought­Provoker Michael  Francis  Moore  is  a  controversial  American  filmmaker  who  has  directed numerous  documentaries.  These  documentaries  have  taken  a  large  spectrum  of  popular American  issues  and  reduced  them  to  one:  capitalism.  His  most  popular  cinematic  works include  Bowling  for  Columbine,  Fahrenheit  9/11,  Capitalism:  A  Love  Story,  and most­notably,  SiCKo.  With  a  liberal  stance,  Moore  has ...

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Fallacies

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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Capitalism and Michael Moore

the side of the Capitalism that will never be shown by the people who support it and wants it to stay as economic system in the United States of America Michael Moore always hits the target in the right moment. Exactly as he did on his famous film Sicko (2007,) at the time when health care companies were abusing the system and making huge profits by letting people die. This is what happened with this film Capitalism: A Love Story because it was made right in the moment when the USA and the entire...

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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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Sick Sick America

Summer Jenkins Yuka Polovina Amst 211 Summer Jenkins Yuka Polovina Amst 211 Sick Sick America Michael Moore’s film Sicko is about America’s health care system. The film mainly focuses on middle class Americans that are insured but also shows some incidents with uninsured people. Moore’s main argument is that America has a corrupt health care system and for most there is virtually no way for you to be protected, even if you do have insurance. There are many interviews throughout the film...

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