Axia College Material Appendix C Categorizing Fallacies Fallacy Type Fallacy Statement Ad hominem/genetic 1. It takes someone with a really big heart to give to our charity, and you seem like someone who cares more than most. Wishful thinking 5. About an already-attractive home interior: “I don’t know why we started this home renovation if we’re only doing two of the rooms. Either way, it won’t look right unless we redo the entire house.” “Argument” from popularity 12. From a conspiracy theorist: “Come on, everyone knows that the government has lied to us in the past. This case isn’t any different.” Hasty generalizing 9. My friend, who goes to college in another state, said girls from that sorority are mean. That girl we just met, Tracy, is from the same sorority, so I don’t trust her. “Argument” from outrage 11. From one mom to another: “I can’t believe Shelia lets her kids watch that garbage! I always knew she wasn’t very strict. Now our kids will be over there watching that junk, too!”
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