Four types of Fallacy Thinking Essay
1. APPEAL TO AUTHORITY: Often at times, people embrace the beliefs of people in authority, like famous actors, athletes and so on without the understanding that these people in positions of authority do not necessarily have the expertise to put them in position to advise. And so, not minding this, we as consumers of products accept what the person in authority stands for. An example is when an athlete becomes the official spokesperson for a beer company. People tend to drink the same beer the person in authority is drinking in the advert because they believe if the athlete is drinking this beer, then it must be good. People in authority …show more content…
4. APPEAL TO IGNORANCE: This is a fallacy that is based on conclusion that has not been proven to be otherwise, and since the conclusion has not been disproved then it makes it true or false. But because a conclusion has not been disproved to be false does not mean that the conclusion is justified to be true. An example is when a man is said to be a faithful husband and that makes him a responsible husband. Because no one has proven that he is not a responsible husband, does not mean the conclusion is true.
Chaffee, J. (2012) Thinking critically (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Wadsworth Cengage