Logical Fallacies

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Logical Fallacies 16:55 Basics of Aristotelian Logic Syllogism: if this is true and that is true the next thing is true too o Deductive reasoning o Major and minor premise Both must hold true o Most famous syllogism: Major premise: all men are mortal Minor premise: Socrates is men Conclusion: Socrates is mortal Enthymeme o Deductive reasoning o An argument in which part is left unsaid “If the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit.” Implied major premise: if the evidence does not fit the defendant, then  the acquittal is required.      Stated minor premise: the glove does not fit the defendant Inductive Reasoning o From specific to general My rabbit loves to chew paper. Therefore, I can assume that many  rabbits love to chew paper.    o From general to specific There has never been a day when the sun has failed to rise. Therefore, 
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course ENGL ENGL101 taught by Professor Esprit during the Fall '09 term at Maryland.

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