CRT205 WK5 cp - Exercise 6-6 Identify any examples of...

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Exercise 6-6 Identify any examples of fallacies in the following passages. Tell why you think these are fallacies, and identify which category they belong in, if they fit any category we’ve described. 2. Letter to the editor: “Andrea Keene’s selective morality is once again showing through in her July 15 letter. This time she expresses her abhorrence of abortion. But how we see only what we choose to see! I wonder if any of the anti-abortionists have considered the widespread use of fertility drugs as the moral equivalent of abortion, and, if they have, why they haven’t come out against them, too. The use of these drugs frequently results in multiple births, which leads to the death of one of the infants, often after an agonizing struggle for survival. According to the rules of the pro-lifers, isn’t this murder?” — North-State Record This passage is in the category of ad hominem fallacy, specifically a personal attack on Andrea Keen’s personal opinions on abortion . The author refuses to accept Andrea’s argument because there is something about the person  he/she does not like or of which he/she disapproves of. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2010 for the course AXIA Axia taught by Professor Na during the Spring '09 term at Phoenix School of Law.

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CRT205 WK5 cp - Exercise 6-6 Identify any examples of...

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