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There are many more fallacies than are covered in your text book, though your text covers some of the most common. www.fallacyfiles.org (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and yourl

There are many more fallacies than are covered in your text book, though your text covers some of the most common. www.fallacyfiles.org (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and yourlogicalfallacyis.com (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.  are a great resources for learning about more fallacies.

  • Learning about fallacies will help you recognize when others are giving poor reasons to accept their claims.
  • Recognizing fallacies also helps you avoid them in your own reasoning.
  • Practice citation and bibliography. See APA citation HELPSHEET .pdf

Assignment Instructions:

Go to the www.fallacyfiles.org (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and choose a fallacy that you thought was particularly interesting or that you have run across frequently. You will find an alphabetical list of fallacies in a selector on the left-hand side of the page. Alternatively you can look at https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Click the symbols to get details about each fallacy. Make your chosen fallacy one that hasn't already been covered in your Vaughn textbook.

In your initial post do the following. This is due Wednesday.

1. Define the fallacy. Try to do this in your own words. If you do quote fallacy files, don't forget to use quotation marks and cite. (Give the author and date of publication).

2. Briefly explain an example (i.e., from Fallacy.Files, or another source). Make sure you cite the source.

3. Give YOUR OWN example of the fallacy.

3. Explain why the example fallacious arguments fail to give good reasons for their conclusions. In other words, what's wrong with committing this fallacy?

Next, comment on two of your classmates posts. Due Sunday.

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