Effective Logical Fallacy

Effective Logical Fallacy - Noel Averruz EN1420 Effective...

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Noel Averruz EN1420 07-16-15 Effective Logical Fallacy As I was sitting at home flipping through the channels I came across several alcohol commercials selling and promoting vodka and other types of spirits. The commercial depicted several attractive people having fun at expensive looking locations with expensive looking cars. People in the commercial were all dressed in fancy looking clothes wearing expensive jewelry. The commercials showed the smooth handsome guys picking up the attractive looking girls while remaining all sophisticated and in control. I made the connection to 2 particular types of fallacies that I read in chapter 7. I noticed that this was a bandwagon fallacy because it led you to believe that everyone is drinking and having a good time except for me, and it suggested that I should also drink because everybody else is
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Unformatted text preview: doing it. Another fallacy I think it represented was the Non Sequitur because the commercials suggested that if I drink their certain alcoholic beverage it would make me more sophisticated and make me more appealing to the opposite sex. It also suggested that by drinking their beverage I would become more successful in life and would lead to me owning all of the fancy accessories and have all the luxuries depicted in the film, when in reality drinking alcohol as depicted can be more of a slippery slope and if not careful can cause the complete opposite of the commercial. The alcohol would eventually make me sloppy, less sophisticated and would completely repel the opposite sex. I would end up spending more money on the alcohol instead of having all the luxuries implied....
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  • Spring '15
  • Hale
  • Alcoholic beverage, opposite sex, Noel Averruz, expensive looking locations, expensive looking cars, smooth handsome guys

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