Logic chapter 5 - Chapter 5 Logical Fallacy: an argument...

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Chapter 5 Logical Fallacy : an argument that contains a mistake in reasoning. Fallacies of relevance : mistakes in reasoning that occur because the premises are logically irrelevant to the conlucsion. Fallacies of insufficient evidence : mistakes in reasoning that occur beacuase the premises, though logically relevant to the conclusion, fail to provide sufficient evidence to support the conclusion. Relevance : A statement can be relevant to another statement even if the first statement is completely false. Whether a statement is relevant to another usually depends ont eh context in which the statements are made. Negative Relevance : statements that count against other statements Logical Irrelevance : statement is logically irrelevant to another statement if it counts neither for nor against that statement. Fallacy of relevance : occurs when an arguer offers reasons that are logically irrelevant to his or her conclusion. Seem to be good arguments, but AREN’T.
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