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    Ad Hominem

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    If I went any slower, I wouldn't be going with the stream of traffic. I read the other day that most people really like the new gun control laws. I was sort of suspicious of them, but I guess if most people like them, then they must be okay. Ad Hominem/’tu quoque’: Claiming the argument is flawed by pointing out that the one making the argument is not acting consistently with the claims of the argument. It is also know was “you too” fallacy. How can you make a decision about someone having marital problems if you’ve never been married? If you love their tuition so much, why don’t you just go to college there? Ad Hominem/abusive: Attacking the person making the argument, rather than the argument itself, when the attack on the person is completely irrelevant to the argument the person is making. What do you mean you don’t like burgers, you are american! Why would you believe Bob's story? Bob's such an idiot, he walks into…

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    open letter . In response to Tyler Perry’s numerous films, Ms. Viera attempts to appeal to the audience by beginning to congratulate Tyler Perry on his success but in doing so she inadvertently commits a fallacy. “Let me begin by congratulating you on your massive success. It is truly commendable to overcome the obstacles you have- molestation, poverty, abuse, and homelessness- to becoming the highest paid man in entertainment.” (1) Viera ineffectively appeals to the reader and commits…

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    The 12 angry men are serious because they had their personal opinions’ shifted and evasively molded into something new entirely through the use of fallacious statements. The film showcases fallacies such as: hasty and sweeping generalizations, argument ad hominem, and ad misericordiam; thus, by using these rhetorical tactics, the audience can learn a valuable lesson—people use fallacies in everyday conversation (some even do so unconsciously.) Therefore, the film 12 Angry Men can be used as a…

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    Logical Fallacy

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    Before a person takes part in an argument, he/she should have concrete evidence, statistics or logical reasoning to support his/her statements. This ensures that the person is providing the correct logical information. Otherwise, delivering an argument that contains an error in reasoning, which leads to a false conclusion, is known as a "logical fallacy" (Floridi 318). Such errors are not only unprofessional but also misleading and unethical. For example, Donald Trump used the Ad Hominem fallacy…

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    three of these strategies are ethos, pathos, and logos. Although you do not necessarily need to use all three of those strategies to make an effective argument, a writer does need a strong foundation in all three if they wish to write a strong argumentative paper that can be given out to the public (such as a newspaper editorial). In my paper “The Side You Don’t See” I attempted to use all three of these strategies to strengthen my argument, yet, I do believe that I was lacking in ethos. The…

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    The 2016 election is truly one election that most people will remember, but is it due to the media or the candidates? Most people would instantly say the candidates are the reason we will remember this election. These people would not be incorrect, but think, how did people get the information about each candidate? Almost everyone will say they got the information about the good and bad of each candidate from a form of media. Too bad the media might not be giving Americans all the necessary…

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    Logical Fallacies Examples

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    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…

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    Burqa Essay Examples

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    fallacy. The analogies used do not have negative differences and strong positive similarities. Premise Four Premise four has misinterpreted the poll results. The information gathered indicates that 81% of respondents do agree on banning the wearing of Burqa in ‘courts’. Harper has used the poll results out of context and has generalised it fallaciously. Advance Australia has argued that the burqa needs to be banned in Australia. To do so they have included numerous language devises as well as…

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    Genetic Fallacy Quiz

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    Questioning



 7) Which of the following are the most common types of doubts people may have about a source?

 A. Status and academic degree

B. Occupation and employer

C. Prominence in the field of study and experience

D. Expertise and accuracy



 8) Which of the following is the most reliable source of information?

 A. Wikipedia®

B. A blog

C. A book recommended by your instructor

D. Britannica Online®



 9) Consider the following exchange: “How do I know God exists?…

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    Argumentative fallacy 's can be seen in everyday life from talking with one 's mom to speaking with their boss, the trouble is identifying these fallacy 's and being aware that they do exist and can affect oneself and the person they are speaking to. Being able to know the difference between an ad hominem and straw man could be the difference between winning one 's argument. To begin with, two quite opposite articles have been provided that contain a central claim about the Iraq war. One of…

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