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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, ...
  • Example Of A Begging The Question Fallacy
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    Running head: FALLACY SUMMARY AND APPLICATION PAPER Fallacy Summary and Application Paper Nicole Thompson University of Phoenix Critical Thinking: Strategies in Decision Making MGT 350 William B. Rankin, II AAE January 24, 2005 Fallacy Summary and Application Paper What do you see when you look at Begging the Question, Hasty Generalization, and Appealing to Emotion? When you initially look at these three categories they may not seem to have too much in common. However, when you look deeper you w...
  • 2 3 Seconds And The Third Shot
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    Philosophy 103: Introduction to Logic The Nature of Logic Abstract: Some of the uses of logic are illustrated, and deductive arguments are briefly distinguished from inductive arguments. I. Logic is the study of the methods and principles used in distinguishing correct from incorrect reasoning. B. Logic differs from psychology in being a normative or a prescriptive discipline rather than a descriptive discipline. 1. i. e., it prescribes how one ought to reason; it's not concerned with how one ac...
  • Fallacy Of Far Fetched Hypothesis
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    three logical fallacies that are used in this paper are Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc, Far-Fetched Hypothesis, and False Dilemma. What is a fallacy? A fallacy is viewed as an error in reasoning. To be more exact, a fallacy is an 'argument' in which the premises given for the conclusion do not provide the needed degree of support. A logical fallacy is an error in logical argument which is independent of the truth of the premises. When there is a fallacy in an argument it is said to be invalid. The pr...
  • Slippery Slope And Appeal To Emotion
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    The word thinking can describe any number of mental activities. Much of our natural thinking, when left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed, and prejudiced. Yet the quality of our lives depends precisely on the quality of our thought. Critical thinking is that mode of thinking! V about any given subject that improves the quality of his or her thinking by skillfully taking charge of its very structures and by imposing intellectual standards upon them. However, thinking involves c...

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