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  • Straw Man Fallacy Argument
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    Summary and Application of Fallacies The use of critical thinking requires one to understand how to comprehend an argument. Part of this comprehension includes the ability to recognize a logical fallacy in an argument. The understanding of logical fallacies will help one become a better critical thinker by enabling them to break apart an argument from an opponent and debate the argument by pointing out the flaws. In this paper I will be discussing the Straw Man fallacy, the Red Herring Fallacy, ...
  • Fallacy Known As The Circular Argument
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    SCHOOLS AND TESTING In the article provided, the author, Dick Williams, presents two ideas on the state of schools and education in the United States. The points of view he attempts to argue are the conditions of the nation's schools and the quality of the educational system. During his efforts to present his points, it appears as though his article is more opinionated than objective. This presents a problem because an opinion is not an argument. By presenting his thoughts he fails to do so tact...
  • Fallacious Arguments In The Declaration Of Independence
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    Fallacious Arguments in the Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is among the most profoundly interpreted and fiercely discussed documents in modern history. Most likely because of its rhetorical style and numerous fallacious arguments that are found. The colonists' use of persuasion to influence by using repetition to achieve their means. The Declaration of Independence is what 56 colonists saw as a logical course of action. What you must ask yourself is: What was conside...
  • Kaufman's Flaws Through Fallacies Of Argument
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    Money, power and political influence are some of the many things that follow all professional athletes. Throughout the article 'Tigers Burden', King Kaufman, the author, utilizes a number of rhetorical appeals and tones to draw the readers into his argument. Through the use of these appeals he brings you into the political aspects of The Masters, one of Golf's biggest tournaments, and the pressures that society places on minority athletes to help aid in other people's struggles. Throughout this ...
  • Fallacy The Person
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    To understand this concept you must first know the definition of the term fallacy. Fallacy is defined as deception, an error in logic, or an often plausible argument using false or invalid inference. In this course we learned that there were eight fallacies: perfection, approval, should, overgeneralization, causation, helplessness, and catastrophic causation. In this paper I will attempt to explain each of them. The fallacy of perfection is when a person that thinks that everything must be perfe...
  • Responsible For The Increased Percentage Of Students
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    Analysis of an Argument In Attacking Faulty Reasoning, T. Edward Dame defines an argument as a group of statements, one or more of which (the premises) support or provide evidence for another (the conclusion). The premises of an argument are those statements that together constitute the grounds for affirming the conclusion. To more clearly understand the argument given in the news release from the Normaltown paper, it should be placed in an easier to read form, consisting of just the premises an...

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