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Lesson 9: Fallacies SOCI 108 - Thinking Critically about Social Issues Spring 2012. Learning Outcomes. Define Fallacy Identify common fallacies. What a Fallacy. A fallacy is a mistake in reasoning A fallacious argument is one that contains a mistake in reasoning

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Lesson 9 fallacies soci 108 thinking critically about social issues spring 2012

Lesson 9: Fallacies

SOCI 108 - Thinking Critically about Social IssuesSpring 2012


Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • Define Fallacy

  • Identify common fallacies


What a fallacy

What a Fallacy

  • A fallacy is a mistake in reasoning

  • A fallacious argument is one that contains a mistake in reasoning

  • If an argument exhibits a fallacy, it is probably a bad argument, but not always


Fallacies of relevance

Fallacies of Relevance

  • The statements are not relevant to the conclusion.

    • What’s that got to do with the price of tea in China?


Fallacies of insufficient evidence

Fallacies of Insufficient Evidence

  • The statements don’t provide enough evidence

  • The statements don’t provide the right kind of evidence, not weighty enough

    • My brother said versus an expert said

  • Consider the source

    • Dr. Phil’s diet

  • Do you question the source’s observations/is the source generally reliable?

    • Enquirer vs The New York Times

  • Did the person making the argument understand and cite the original source correctly?

  • Is there a conflict with other experts?

    • Smoking pot


Fallacies of ambiguity

Fallacies of Ambiguity

  • Ambiguous language or poor grammatical structure so you can’t follow


Lesson 9 fallacies soci 108 thinking critically about social issues spring 2012

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