Finding the Fallacies

Finding the Fallacies - Finding the Fallacies 20 Points...

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Finding the Fallacies 20 Points Part I (15 points) The below “argument” has at least 16 fallacies that we have discussed in class. In a typed report: 1) Identify the portion of the passage that is guilty of the fallacy. 2) Correctly specify the type of fallacy present. 3) Briefly explain/justify your specification. Example: 1) “The feminist argument that pornography is harmful has no merit and should not be discussed in college courses.” 2) Non Sequitur Fallacy 3) The overall claim of the passage is that this topic “should not be discussed in college courses.” Then all of the relating ideas/arguments are completely unrelated to this conclusion, so the “arguments” are missing the point and do not follow the claim. There are 15 remaining. Find as many as you can! “The feminist argument that pornography is harmful has no merit and should not be discussed in college courses. I read "Playboy" magazine, and I don't see how it could be harmful. Feminists might criticize me for looking at porn, but they shouldn't talk; they
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course SPEECH 101 taught by Professor Teacher during the Spring '11 term at Las Positas College.

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