Philosophy assignment 4

Philosophy assignment 4 - 2 I am nearly 20 Therefore if I...

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When I was younger I would ask my dad why things with him and my mom didn’t work out. He would respond about both parties being immature, young, and just not ready for marriage. He said he would never take it back, just that he was too young. Recently, as I am nearly 20 years old, and although I won’t be getting married within the next year or even two years, Dad has started talking to me about it. He tells me that I should not get married for a while because right now I am just too young. Although I know I am not ready to be married right now and even though I don’t even want to be married right now, I told Dad, “Well if you can marry Mom at the age of 20 then, if I wanted, I could get married at the age of 20,” thus starting an argument. What’s the argument? The argument focuses on age being a determining factor in getting married. 1. Dad got married at 20.
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Unformatted text preview: 2. I am nearly 20. Therefore, if I wanted, I could get married because he was married at the same age. Is a fallacy committed? Yes, the fallacy of Tu Quoque Ad Hominem fallacy. Because Dad was married at the age of 20, I used the “you too” argument, which is a fallacy. Just because he did something would not give me the right to do the same thing. How would Dad respond? Dad would respond by saying, “Just because I got married young, does not mean that it is the smart choice to make. I am only trying to help you, so that you will be mature when you get married so it might last.” Is the response adequate? Yes, because it is true. Dad would only be trying to help me and give wisdom based on his own previous mistakes, therefore, I should listen to what he is saying and not get married based only on the fact that he got married young....
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