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Logical Fallacies in Songs

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Megan Rule

on 13 October 2014

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Transcript of Logical Fallacies in Songs

Logical Fallacies in Song Lyrics
By: Megan Rule and Phoebe Walker

Begging the Question
Beautiful Girl by Akon
"I wouldn't leave you because you the type of girl to make me stay"
Fallacy of the Consequent
Wannabe by Spice Girls
"If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends"
Special Case
Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
"Thunder only happens when its raining"
Amphiboly
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
"Mama, just killed a man, put a gun against his head pulled my trigger now he's dead"
Conclusion
Logical fallacies can be found anywhere!
Argumentum ad Hominem
Naive by The Kooks
"I'm not saying its your fault. Although you could have done more. Oh you're so naive yet so. How could this been done."
Argumentum ad Misacordium
I Shot the Sheriff by Bob Marley
"I shot the sheriff, But I didn't shoot the deputy"
Argumentum ad Vericundium
The Real Slim Shady by Eminem
"But Slim what if you win, wouldn't it be weird? Why? So you guys could lie just to get me here? So you can sit me here next to Britney Spears. Christina Aguilera better switch chairs."
Argumentum ad Populum
Evil Will Prevail by Flaming Lips
"A million people can't be wrong"
False Dilemma
Human by The Killers
"Are we human, or are we dancers?"
Equivocation
If You Seek Amy by Britney Spears
"But all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to if you seek Amy"
Emotive Language
Ew! By Jimmy Fallon and will.i.am.
"Seriously? Look at her butt. Ew!
Oh, she looks like a slut. Ew!
I’m like “what the what”? Ew!
Right? Right? Ew, ew!"
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