Exercise 3 Given the ten common fallacies that we’ve discussed in class (namely, ‘against the person’, ‘appeal to ignorance’, ‘appeal to emotion’, ‘appeal to the crowd’, ‘complex or loaded question’, ‘equivocation’, ‘hasty generalization’, ‘begging the question or circular reasoning’, ‘straw person’, and ‘ non sequitor ’) choose any two fallacies and provide your own examples (at least one) of each. More importantly, explain why—given the fallacy you choose—the argument in your example is considered fallacious. Sample Problem: Fallacy: Nonsequitor.
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