Name Of Fallacy Ad Hominem Analysis

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A. Name Of Fallacy: Ad Hominem
B. Fallacy: “[Alger] murmur at the garbage remaining defenders, illiterate who stupidify academics. Often, they live in an alternate reality, making them the last ones to truly learn.
C. Explanation: Ad Hominem deals with the association of a person and not of a text, which is what the quotation is exactly doing. In the quotation, the author directly attacks the people in question by being abusive in their name calling and condescending their intelligence. The fallacy (quotation) does not portray their position, or even critique. The author is trying to sway the position to the other side by the possibly persuasive denotative calling. Author feels like his position is losing, and the only other way to regain
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Source: http://philosophy.lander.edu/logic/person.html
3.
A. Name Of Fallacy: Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
B. Fallacy: "We hold that the tricky and vacuous compositions displayed by Lyotard, and by a number of his kindred postmodernists, are writings that intentionally lead their perusers to stray into errancy… Often, they dismiss all and any truth, and just spread obliviousness and duplicity. Subsequently, these tricky vacuous composition have a place in the dustbin of history!"
C. Explanation: Post hoc ergo propter hoc is caused with the unactual thinking of events. Because event B happened after event A, therefore, A caused B. In addition, the case given is not necessarily true. Just because the person in the quotation was given a different colored lace, does not necessarily mean that is the only reason he won the races that happened after the exchange of color. In reality, it has little to no correlation with the event.
D. Source: http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/post-hoc.html
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A. Name Of Fallacy: Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
B. Fallacy: Joan is scratched by a feline while going by her companion. After two days she catches a fever. Joan reasons that the feline's scratch must be the reason for her
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Explanation: Begging the question is a logical fallacy that assumes the statement under examination to be true; by using a premise to support itself. This causes circular confusion amongst the interpreter. In the quotation, Edson and Roel are basically talking in a circle, because there is no real way to find out the truth if God is real or not. The reason for this, is because they are basically asking God (the one in question) to prove if he, himself, is existing. Begging the question shows no evidence in the confirmation of a premise, such as Edson and Roel’s case with questioning the presence of God.
D. Source: http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/begging-the-question.html
10.
A. Name Of Fallacy: Ad Populum
B. Fallacy: "I read a few days ago that the vast majority truly like the new weapon control laws. I was kind of suspicious of them, however I figure if a great many people like them, at that point they should be

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