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Logical Fallacies

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Adam Strantz

on 17 April 2013

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Transcript of Logical Fallacies

Logical Fallacies An error in reasoning - they lead to inaccurate or wrong conclusions False or weak premises Irrelevance Ambiguity Ad Hominem - attacking the character of your opponent instead of his/her argument Bandwagon - Agree with me
because everyone else does! Begging the question -
Using circular reasoning Either/or - Presenting limited choices when there are other options Straw Man - Arguing against a position
that does not exist Weak Analogy - Making an improper
comparison between two things Post Hoc reasoning - arguing for
causation when there is none Hasty Generalization - Using
a small part to judge a whole Slippery Slope - Suggesting one
event will lead to many others Red Herring - Something that
distracts from the current issue False Authority - Defending a claim
with an untrustworthy source Non Sequitur - Jumping to
a conclusion not supported
by the premises Tu Quoque - Turning an
accusition back on the accuser
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