# logic_day_1 - Logical Fallacies Self-Evaluation True or...

This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

Logical Fallacies Self-Evaluation True or False 1. If a lot of people do something, then it is a good to follow them. True ____ False ____ 2. When a Nobel prizewinner recommends a product, then it is worthwhile. True ____ False ____ 3. The profilers who solve crimes are accurate. True ____ False ____ 4. Charts portray data clearly. True ____ False ____ 5. Graphs never lie. True ____ False ____ Common Logical Fallacies

This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document
Bandwagon : An argument that something is right if a lot of people are doing it. Everyone else is cheating, so why shouldn’t you? False dilemma : Stating only two alternatives when more exist. We have to build more nuclear power plants or be dependent on foreign oil. False authority : An expert in one field is an expert in another. Vitamin C helps heal colds, as a famous astronomer has shown. Slippery slope : If one thing is allowed, other worse things will happen. Handgun control will lead to a police state. Guilt by association : One person or thing is responsible for others. All members of City Council must be crooks because Mariano was convicted of fraud. False cause : If one event follows another, then the first was the cause of the second. The new tax assessor took office in January and since then crime has increased. False analogy : Because two things are alike in some way, they must be alike in other ways. Two books are the same length and cover the same material, so one is probably as good as the other. Begging the question : A statement that assumes what needs to proved. We should fire the crooks on City Council. Application: Identify which logical fallacy is used in each statement below. 1. You should vote for Jonathan because everyone else is. 2. This car must be reliable; it’s the kind my dentist drives. 3. If we censor pornography, we will ultimately lose freedom of speech. 4. If women dressed more conservatively, they wouldn’t get raped. 5. I know that store is badly managed. One of the salespeople there was rude to me once 6. You can’t trust a guy like that; his brother was found guilty of tax evasion. 7. We should fire the thieves on the police department. 8. We must either build more prisons or crowd more prisoners into existing cells. Adapted from Hodges, J.; Horner, W.; Webb, S.; & Miller, R. Harbrace College Handbook , 13 th edition.
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

### What students are saying

• As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

• I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

• The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern