Finding the Fallacies

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Finding the Fallacies Garrett Koos Debate class, MW 11am-12:15pm 1) Feminists might criticize me for looking at porn, but they shouldn't talk; they obviously look at it, too, or they couldn't criticize it. a. Forcing a Dichotomy Fallacy b. The claim suggests that there they look at porn for the same reasons, potentially without a critiquing eye. However, just because two people watch or do the same thing, doesn’t mean they have the same feelings or point of view towards it. 2) Many important people, including Presidents, writers, and entertainers have been interviewed by the magazine and the women who pose in it, apparently agree. a. 1Argument from authority b. This says that important people, such as presidents, agree with it, there for you should to. However, it doesn’t say which important people, cause who’s important to me may not bee important to you. Its also using people like writers and women who pose in the magazine, which have a vested interest in the success of the magazine 3) Scientific studies so far have not proved that pornography is harmful, so it must not be harmful. a. Syllogism b. Just because it has not been scientifically proven not to be harmful, it hasn’t been scientifically to be harmful either, a conclusion can not be based off the given information, its to quick to make that assumption. 4) Besides, to be harmful, pornography would either have to harm the men who read it or the women who pose in it and since they both choose these activities, they must not be harmful. a. Disjunctive syllogism b. Classifying that being harmful has to hurt either the men who read it or women who pose in it is false because what about everybody else and the potential harm it could or could not cause. Limiting it to those two smaller groups of people is not an accurate representation of the entire population. 5)
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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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