Georgia Military College Arguments Contain Logical Fallacies Questions
For this Critical Thinking exercise, you will find a minimum of two examples of logical fallacies on the news, on the internet, or any other outlet of communication (citing the source of this fallacy as appropriate); you could even make up your own hypothetical example if necessary. As you present the fallacies to the class, you will also analyze them: in other words, explain what the specific name of your fallacy is, and why your example is a logical fallacy. Other things to consider in your main post:
- What can we imply about a speaker or writer whose arguments contain logical fallacies?
- Does the presence of a logical fallacy in someone’s argument immediately invalidate their general position on an issue? Why or why not?