Humn210 - Assn 4-1 - 4 Thus Everyone who eats McDonalds...

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Humn210 - Assn 4-1 ASSIGNMENT 4-1 In your own words , answer the question, "What is a Fallacy?" A fallacy is typically an argument that is incorrect by any type of reasoning, either by accident or by design. Fallacies are used quite a bit by people by trying to exploit emotional triggers, used to try and manipulate people, or take advantage of social relationships between others. Example: "T he world is flat!", was at one time a popular fallacy. Generalizing from Incomplete Information 1) F1 is a G. 2) F2 is a G. 3) F3 is a G. I) …Etc. n) Fn is a G. ----------------------------------- n+1) Thus, All F’s are G’s. (Note: this is a generalization). 1) Person #1 eats McDonalds and becomes obese. 2) Person #2 eats McDonalds and becomes obese. 3) Person #3 eats McDonalds and becomes obese. ----------------------------------------------------------------------
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Unformatted text preview: 4) Thus , Everyone who eats McDonalds, becomes obese. Overlooking Alternatives Form A: 1) E1 correlates with E2.--------------------------------2) Thus, E1 causes E2. 1) Putting my coat on correlates with going outside.--------------------------------2) Thus, Putting my coat on causes me to go outside. Affirming the Consequent 1) If p, then q. 2) p. -------------------3) Thus, q. 1) If I drink too much , then I get sick. 2) I got sick. -----------------------------------------------------------------3) Thus, I drank too much! Denying the Antecedent 1) If p , then q . 2) Not q . -------------------3) Thus, not p. 1) If I drink too much , then I get sick. 2) I did not got sick. -----------------------------------------------------------------3) Thus, I did not drank too much!...
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Humn210 - Assn 4-1 - 4 Thus Everyone who eats McDonalds...

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