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    elitist due to the fact that he is regarding himself highly. This can clearly be seen when he makes up a word, therefore hinting that he is an equal to Shakespeare. This causes the reader to feel that he may not be a trustworthy source as he is promoting himself in the essay. In addition to this, Salter also uses an oversimplification in the beginning of the essay. He explains that without language there is nothing, no expression, no religion. This is an oversimplification because it is either there is language or nothing can exist. This causes the reader to feel that Salter is just trying to Also, Salter goes on to use a hasty generalization. In the essay he states “We are drawn to people who know things and are able to express them: Dr. Johnson, Shakespeare. Language like theirs sets the tone, the language of poets, of heroes.” This is a hasty generalization due to the fact that he claims that we are drawn to these people and that their language sets the tone, yet he only provides two authors names to support this. These two authors do not sufficiently support his claim because they do not account for the millions of other authors that have written books over the centuries. Also. these millions of other authors may not have influenced or “set the tone” for future generations as these famous authors did. In my opinion. language is extremely important. Without language we would not be able to communicate with others or be able to reason. Similarly. Literature is important…

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    A hasty generalization is a fallacy that uses too few examples to come to a general conclusion (Lumsden, Lumsden, and Wiethoff 149). This is a dangerous fallacy that everyone is at risk for using and hearing; however, there are certain steps to prevent the hasty generalization and encourage active listening for fallacious arguments. To fully understand this fallacy, it is important to know a couple specific examples, understand active listening, and different prevention strategies. Everyone is…

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    to the professionalism of WashingtonPost.com, and this is important in evaluating whether or not a website is reliable. Despite the website meeting the specific criteria and being very professional in all aspects, I believed my article of choice to contain some fallacies. Before explaining the counterargument, the question of choice is, “Should online fantasy websites be considered to be illegal gambling websites or games of skill?” I chose to pick that online fantasy websites should be…

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    shown inductive reasoning. Tatum did have one logic fallacy in the article and it was when she was making a claim about the fact that races create categories for themselves. She says “we will develop the negative categorizations of those groups that form the basis of prejudice. People of color as well as whites develop these categorizations.” (Tatum, 2003, para 7). There she made a hasty generalization that all whites and/or blacks create stereo typical generalizations. But, over all her…

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    behaviors, regardless of their position, as well as celebrities in actions that are destructive to their photographic appeal. The bandwagon appeal is used with the emphasis on the product being the top selling tobacco product for two decades running. False authority is used as an ethical fallacy in the use of the company’s presence as the leading cigarette producer in North America as being evidence of production of a higher quality and safer tobacco. Logical fallacies are perpetuated with…

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    their own way. We are humans and we have differences that set us apart from others. In addition, some people’s opinions are not based on facts. Some individuals are uneducated, therefore, when they hold an opinion about a controversial issue it may not have any evidence to support it, which makes it difficult for others to agree with their opinion. In order for an opinion to be valid, it needs to have evidence that supports it so that it is more like a fact, rather than an opinion. Furthermore,…

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    number ten’s fallacy in his line of reasoning. At an earlier point in the movie juror ten describes that the boy is from the slums, has been poor all of his life, and starts referring to “those kinds of people” and to “them”, while describing people from the boy’s neighborhood. Relying on the commonplace that all poor people with a disadvantage will commit a crime; so they cannot be trusted. Then later on, juror ten says that he believes the boy is guilty because the neighbor testified that she…

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    One example of logical fallacy that was used in the film, 12 Angry Men, was hasty generalization. Hasty generalization is a fallacy in which a conclusion is not logically justified by sufficient or unbiased evidence. An argument based on a hasty generalization always proceeds from the particular to the general. Hasty generalization usually rests behind a stereotype, which a person or event is treated as typical of a whole class. In the film, Juror Ten used this fallacy, he categorized the…

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    Wambaugh, Martinez, McNeil, and Rogers (1999) conducted a study to replicate and expand upon the findings of the study by Wambaugh et al. (1998). They investigated response generalization and maintenance effects of SPT for trained and untrained words. Additionally, the authors attempted to determine whether SPT could result in the overgeneralization of targeted sounds to the production of untrained or previously trained phonemes (e.g., if training the production of /k/ would result in the…

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    Sullivan’s main claim of homosexuals having the same sanctity of marriage is overshadowed by his generalizations of conservative views. Throughout his article, Sullivan references “conservatives” without analyzing who this group is compiled of. He assumes that those who identify themselves as conservatives are against gay marriage making claims for them saying gay marriage “chips away at the prestige of traditional relationships” (Sullivan 31). Because of his repetitive generalizations with…

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