The Unrepentant Individual

...just hanging around until Dec 21, 2012


April 12, 2006


Logical Fallacies

I came across the Logical Fallacies Cheat Sheet. I’m of the mind that something like this should be distributed and taught in all public schools, and given to prospective voters every time a politician opens his mouth. There are plenty of people out there looking to fleece you, and understanding these logical fallacies makes it a heck of a lot harder for them to get away with it.

Hat Tip: Robert, who’s leaving us in Atlanta and moving to Jersey

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 2:18 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || Trackback URL || Categories: Around The 'Sphere, Education, Media, Politics

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  1. Since I took that critical thinking class I have noticed that logical fallacies are all too prevalent in our public discourse from all sides. The fallacies I’ve noticed the most are slippery slope, special pleading, circular reasoning (used often in religion), red herring, ad-hominem, and strawman. I agree, every person should know how to identify these and other fallacies. This would not only make it easier to know when someone is using fallacies but would also help people construct their own arguments better.

    Comment by Stephen Littau — April 17, 2006 @ 3:14 pm

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