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Unformatted text preview: Bullet-proof glass is a type of glass, and glass is fragile. Therefore, bullet-proof glass is fragile. This argument isn't fallacious because of anything to do with its form; what makes it fallacious has to do with what bullet-proof" means and how it modifies glass." Compare : A snare drum is a type of drum, and drums are percussion instruments. Therefore, a snare drum is a percussion instrument. This argument isn't fallacious at all, even though it has the same form as the previous argument. Hurley covers 22 informal fallacies, split into 5 types: 1 1. Fallacies of relevance 2 2. Fallacies of weak induction 3 3. Fallacies of presumption 4 4. Fallacies of ambiguity 5 5. Fallacies of grammatical analogy...
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This note was uploaded on 10/01/2010 for the course PHIL 1000 taught by Professor Crystal during the Spring '07 term at LSU.
- Spring '07