English 101A - Logical Fallacies

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Hasty Generalization

draws conclusions from too little evidence

False analogy

Comparing 1 person, event or issue from another = confusing

Begging the question

repeats the question in different words.

Non sequitur

describes a conclusion that does not logically follow

Oversimplification

offer easy solutions for complicated problems

Emotionally loaded terms

tries to sway the readers by using emotionally charged words

Ad Hominem

rejects the opposing views by attacking the person who holds them

Faulty cause and effect

the fact that one event precedes another in time does not mean the 1st event caused the second

Either/or reasoning

unwillingness to recognize complexity. (uses either/or, offers only 2 solutions.)

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