Themain reason why informal fallacy occurs is when a mistake in aconfrontation fails to bring out its intended conclusion. Theconclusion maybe psychological and emotional relevant but relevantdespite of being logically irrelevant. These fallacies appeal toemphasize the importance of being cautious[ CITATION Bun04 l 1033 ].Theystimulates a critical thinking among the targeted audience.
Typesfallacies of fallacies and their importance
Ad hominem argument: this type of argument attempts to attack the person instead of the argument.
Analyzed questions: they entail an argument and assumption that when tackled, indicates possible agreement.
Circular reasoning: states a particular point that one aims to prove to the audience.
Begging the question: a statement that refers to its own assertion to prove the assertion and show some sarcasm.
False analogy: the fallacy assumes similarities between two people, situations and things.
Exampleof informal fallacies from books and magazines
Always remember never sing in the shower simply because singing leads to dancing, dancing mainly leads to slipping, slipping leads to paramedics seeing you naked. So please don’t sing in the shower.(circular reasoning fallacy)
“ because you cannot imagine this proposition being false, therefore it has to be true”(false analogy)
“Taking an incomplete set of cases as exhaustive, I am sorry, I apologize, and I don’t know the name of the fallacies.(begging the question)
“Learning how to swim doesn’t guarantee that you won’t drown. I’m 55 years old, have never learned to swim and haven’t drowned.(ad hominem argument)
“Obama shouldn’t go to Lucy’s vineyard, Every time he does, something bad happens.”(analyzed question)
Exampleof picture fallacies
Examplesof informal fallacies in videos
Bunnini, Nicholas. "The Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy." Blackwell (2004).
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