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We have all committed fallacies at one point or another in our...

We have all committed fallacies at one point or another in our lives, so for this discussion we ask you to reflect on the fallacy that you find that you commit the most frequently.

Prepare: Read Chapter 7 of the textbook, and take notes. Make a selection from the fallacies that are explained in that chapter (Make sure to choose a fallacy from the textbook for this course and not from any other source. Also, do not stop at the first fallacy that you recognize since your knowledge of all fallacies will not only enhance your overall knowledge, it will also come in handy for the second discussion).

Reflect: Reflect on the fallacies that you have read and find the one that you commit the most. Think about how frequently you have committed the fallacy and what kinds of things tend to lead to you committing it.

Write: Present an example of an argument (or arguments) that you have made that commits that particular fallacy. Present the reasoning in standard form. Evaluate your argument (or arguments) by indicating the name of the fallacy that you committed and explaining why this argument is fallacious. What might you do to avoid committing that type of fallacy in the future? How might learning to avoid this fallacy benefit your life?

Part two :

Week Four Journal
Reflect back on your completion of the assignment for Week Three. Based on what you have learned in the third and fourth weeks of the course, do you feel that you could improve your argument or the counterargument and objection you presented to it? Have you chosen the most effective type of argument for your position? Having considered a strong objection, are you still persuaded that your conclusion is correct? If so, why were you not persuaded by the objection or counterargument? How might you respond to someone raising the objection in a way that is productive rather than combative? If you are not still convinced that your conclusion is correct, how has considering an objection helped clarify your perspective? What would you recommend that people add, considering this issue, to be fair to both sides?

Your journal entry must be at least 250 words. You do not need to follow APA style for this journal entry, but you should proofread your work to eliminate errors of grammar and spelling. You do not need to explicitly answer every question from the prompt, but it should be clear that your entry is informed by considering these and similar questions.

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