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Common Logical Fallacies 1
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What’s Illogical? If we ban assault weapons, we will end up banning rifles and other hunting weapons. The Connecticut law allowing sixteen-year-olds to divorce their parents will mean the death of the family. You can never give anyone a break. If you do, they’ll walk all over you. 2
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Slippery Slope Arguer predicts that taking a first step will lead inevitable to a second usually undesirable step without outlining a causal chain. 3
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Arguer’s predictions ignore the complexity of the developments in any long chain of events. Slippery Slope (con’t.) 4
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What’s Illogical? Jack: “Jill and I both support prayer in public schools.” Jill: “Hey, I never said that!” Jack: “You’re not an atheist, are you, Jill?” At the University of Georgia, the measure of a man was football. You either played it or worshipped those who did, and there was no middle ground. 5
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Either-Or (False Dilemma) Arguer suggests that only two alternatives exist even though there may be others. 6
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Either-Or (con’t.) Arguer oversimplifies a complex question.
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  • Spring '11
  • BenitaDillard
  • Causality, Post hoc ergo propter hoc, Ad hominem, Illogical, • Arguer

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