Fallacies Essay

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Appendix C

Categorizing Fallacies

Categorize each fallacy statement by copying and pasting it into the text box adjacent to its matching fallacy type.

Fallacy Statements

|Fallacy Type |Fallacy Statement |
|Ad hominem/genetic |3. From a study group member: “I just don’t get it. One minute she says she’s coming, and|
| |then the next, she calls to cancel. I wonder if we can trust that the articles she |
| |submitted are what we need!” |
| ...view middle of the document...

That girl we just met, Tracy, is from the same sorority, so I don’t trust her. |
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|“Argument” from outrage |7. I don’t care if she is the top psychiatrist in the state! Her theory on sibling |
| |rivalry is extreme. How can we believe anything she says if she subscribes to theories of|
| |that nature? |
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|Straw man |8. From one politician about another: “He’s a two-faced, liberal, anti-family, |
| |anti-values idealist!” |
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|Post hoc |13. If it weren’t for the president’s environmental policy, we wouldn’t be dealing with |
| |these environmental catastrophes. |
| | |
|Red herring/smokescreen |10. 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.”|
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|Group think |14. 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. |
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|Scare tactics |11. From one mom to another: “I can’t believe...

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