Local Fallacies

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Local Fallacies enc1101 Extra Credit SGSC Spring 2016:

Local Fallacies enc1101 Extra Credit SGSC Spring 2016 Carrie Renae Reed Student ID: 988087780

Begging the questioN The premises include the claim that the conclusion is true or (directly or indirectly) assume that the conclusion is true. This sort of “reasoning” typically has the following form: claim x assumes that x is true. Therefore, x is true.:

Begging the questioN The premises include the claim that the conclusion is true or (directly or indirectly) assume that the conclusion is true. This sort of “reasoning” typically has the following form: claim x assumes that x is true. Therefore, x is true.

Explanation Rapunzel Assumes that Flynn rider wants her hair for personal reasons because her hair has the power to heal.:

Explanation Rapunzel Assumes that Flynn rider wants her hair for personal reasons because her hair has the power to heal.

Red herring a kind of fallacy that is an irrelevant topic introduced in an argument to divert the attention of listeners or readers from the original issue. Argument a is presented by person 1. person 2 introduces argument B. Argument A is abandoned.:

Red herring a kind of fallacy that is an irrelevant topic introduced in an argument to divert the attention of listeners or readers from the original issue . Argument a is presented by person 1. person 2 introduces argument B. Argument A is abandoned.

Explanation The Cheshire Cat avoids the question by changing the subject:

Explanation The Cheshire Cat avoids the question by changing the subject

Band wagon The belief that an argument is valid because a majority of people accept. Idea x is popular. Therefore, x is correct.:

Band wagon The belief that an argument is valid because a majority of people accept. Idea x is popular. Therefore, x is correct.

Explanation Everyone is buying the thneed so everyone feels they need to buy the thneed.:

Explanation Everyone is buying the thneed so everyone feels they need to buy the thneed .

Ad Hominem An attack on the character of a person rather than his or her opinions or arguments.:

Ad Hominem An attack on the character of a person rather than his or her opinions or arguments.

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