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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 when he made negative remarks on Megyn Kelly, named Hillary Clinton as "Crooked Hillary" and a "nasty woman", called Marco Rubio as “Little Marco", made fun of Carly Fiorina's face and called Bill Kristol a 'loser'. Ad Hominem is a logical fallacy where…

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    Logical fallacies are basically common errors. Everyone single person every day makes a common error. The logical fallacies that I will be discussing are the sunk cost fallacy, slippery slope fallacy, hasty generalization fallacy, post hoc ergo propter hoc, ad hominem, red herring, and the straw man fallacy. It happens to everyone of us, even though we may not even realize it sometimes. Sunk cost fallacy is getting into something and not wanting to get out of it because you may have put a lot…

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    Logical Fallacy Examples

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    Logical Fallacies are errors in reasoning that render arguments invalid and misrepresent issues. These assertions are often presented in ways that make them appear as proven facts, but they are often the opposite. Individuals using logical fallacies on purpose promote dishonesty, remove strength from arguments, and accuse readers of being unintelligent. These are found in essay writing, editorials, politics, slogans, social media posts, and advertising. Logical fallacies are arguments…

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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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    example of a politician engaging in debate with a narrow point of view is when Donald Trump stated at a rally in Arizona that the newly approved government budget would decrease border security, however, the actually clause within the proposal states that more money will be available for border control (Donald Trump 's File). He had such a simplistic way of looking at information that not only does he tend to skew information but he uses what is called the Black and White logical fallacy. This…

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    Logical fallacies can often be overlooked or even go unnoticed. In fact prior to this assignment I was unaware such errors could take place. While these logical fallacies may often go past us in our works, the significance in being able to identify and correct these errors of reasoning significantly helps one construct a more logically sound argument. One of the first logical fallacies I found present in my “Week 4 Short Essay” is known as unwarranted generalization. When arguing for a…

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    Logical Fallacy Summary In the essay 15 Logical Fallacies You Should Know Before Getting into a Debate, by David Ferrer. The author thesis is “Here’s a list of the 15 informal fallacies you are most likely to encounter in discussion and debate”. The thesis gives me an idea of what the essay will be about. Ad homiens insult others and attack with words to win an argument or bring a person down. As straw man are easily defeated and the people causing this often times do not realize the hurt they…

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    Logical fallacies are prominent in modern American culture; one place such fallacies are found, and more often than not, overlooked is in print ads. We see these advertisements in our day-to-day lives and allow them to influence our decisions but if we take a deeper look we may be dissatisfied with the underground message being conveyed, amongst other things. This advertisement centered on Alicia Silverstone provides us with a great example of logical fallacies found in modern advertising and…

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    Write a well-developed paragraph about your research topic in which you intentionally commit several logical fallacies and/or hasty generalizations. What fallacies did you find in your research? When you reply to classmates this week, attempt to identify the logical fallacies and/or hasty generalizations in his or her main post and then explain what makes them fallacious. Do not respond to a post which already has a response until everyone has had at least one response to their initial posting. …

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    certain key opportunities that arose in the lives of many successful people and argues that these rare and exceptional opportunities are the reasons behind people’s success. While analyzing multiple stories of success, to persuade his readers into agreeing with his opinion on success, Gladwell incorporates the use of multiple logical fallacies that throw his entire perspective on success into question. Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers” is a book about how having enough foresight to take advantage…

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