Logical Fallacies Examples

Logical fallacies are the overall analysis of an argument or an message that is being shown. Fallacies are normally involved into many marketing methods, as well as, in the law. I began to explain these examples to my roommate on Friday night. I went through each logical fallacy and explained to her what they were, along with an example of each. The name of all the logical fallacies are as follows: Ad hominem argumentum, ad misericordiam argumentum, ad populum argument, bandwagon appeal, begging the question, circular reasoning, dicto simpliciter, false analogy, false dilemma, faulty use of authority, hasty generalization, non sequitur, post hoc, ergo propter hoc, red herring, slippery slope, stacking the deck and straw man. This gave her an understanding of what to look for in writing when reading authors that make a claim. There are 17 logical fallacies and they all have a purpose to persuade the other …show more content…
I began with the bandwagon appeal and shared that it is behaving with the majority. The example I gave was that all people who live in Chicago are Cubs fans. Now this is a statement that could be argued and is not true, but when defining the definition, I felt that it was a perfect example. On the contrary, the begging the question fallacy is different because it means that to prove the assumption needs to be proven with an overload of questions. An example of this fallacy is saying: he parties because he is in college. This begins to open a bigger question because it is ultimately asking is it because he is in college or because he is a male? In addition the fallacy, circular reasoning, says that repetition is used to deduce the initial argument. The example I gave my roommate was, I want to go to school because I want to graduate. It repeats the idea twice and lacks evidence behind it. I found that the dicto simpliciter fallacy had the same idea as the bandwagon

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