Finish reading Argumentation Packet #2. This part has to do with logical fallacies, and the writing portion of the assignment is to write three logical fallacies in a comment on this post. Ideally, you will choose one that you've heard recently (in an advertisement, in a political debate or speech, in the news, around school, in your house, etc.). If you can't think of one you've heard, you can make one up. Identify the source of it so we know if you've made it up.
I'm arbitrarily dividing up the group so that we get a spread of logical fallacies.
For your first logical fallacy,
if your last name begins with A-K, supply an example from this list:
- Errors of Generalizing;
- Forced Hypothesis; or
- Non Sequitur
if your last name begins with L-Z, supply an example from this list:
- Slippery Slope;
- False Dilemma;
- False Analogy; or
- Post Hoc Fallacy
For your second logical fallacy,
if your first name begins with A-I, supply an example from this list:
- Begging the Question;
- Red Herring; or
- Straw Man
if your first name begins with J-Z, supply an example from this list:
- Ad Hominem;
- Common Practice or Bandwagon; or
- Ad Populum
For your third logical fallacy, you have a free choice. Supply an example of any of the logical fallacies from the reading that you didn't cover with your first two logical fallacies.
For each, write the example, identify the fallacy, and give just one sentence of explanation as to why it is an example of that fallacy.
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