Categorizing Fallacies

Categorizing Fallacies - Shannon Greenwood ATTACHMENT 5.2 -...

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Shannon Greenwood ATTACHMENT 5.2 - MATRIX: CATEGORIZING FALLACIES Fallacy Types : Ad Hominem Wishful Thinking Argument from Popularity Hasty Generalization Argument from Outrage Straw Man Post Hoc Red Herring/Smokescreen Group Think Scare Tactics Fallacy Statement What and Why? It's disgraceful that a member of the Elks Lodge would go out to fast food restaurants every night. The Elks believe in family values, including home-cooked meals. Fallacy Type: Straw Man Why did you choose this fallacy?: The claim attacks the member for eating fast food then boasts about the Elks. From a teenager confronted by his parent about breaking curfew: "Why do we have to keep harping on this curfew thing? Let's talk about that A grade I'm getting in algebra." Fallacy Type: Red Herring/Smokescreen Why did you choose this fallacy?: The teenager is trying to encourage the parents to overlook his curfew by pointing their attention to something more positive. I don't care if she is the top psychiatrist in the state! Her
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2012 for the course CRT 205 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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