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In chapter 4, fallacies are divided into 4 categories (relevance, weak induction, presumption (etc), and ordinary language fallacies). Your task is to find one specific type of fallacy from each of the 4 categories in a real-world, recent example that you're able to share with the class-typically a website, although you could scan something (like an ad or magazine page) and share the source as an attachment. At least 1 of your examples should be from an advertisement that you're able to share with the class. There are ads all over the internet and yours could be from a YouTube video, print website or some kind of audio file that we can all access online. At least 1 of your examples should be from recent politics, such as a political debate, campaign, etc. A grand total 4 examples from 4 different sources. You will say what specific fallacy each example is (such as a straw man attack), and which category it falls into and why. You need 1 from the fallacy of relevance category, 1 from the fallacy of weak induction category, 1 from fallacies of presumption, ambiguity or grammatical analogy, and 1 from fallacies of ordinary language. At least 1 source must be an ad, at least 1 source must be from politics. The other 2 could be from any type of source, but you have to be able to share the source with the class, so that we can see/hear/watch it (whatever is applicable). You will also explain how and why your source has that specific fallacy, e.g.: 1. My first source is an ad from www._____.com. When the ad says, "_____________________" that's the strawman fallacy because _________________. Strawman fallacies are in the category of fallacies of ________." 2. My next fallacy is _____ from the category of fallacies of defective induction. My source is this brief video at www._____.com. 2 minutes into the video, it says, "______________" and this is an appeal to ignorance because _____________. 3. My third fallacy is __________ fallacy from the category of fallacies of presumption. This is my political example and you can read the passage at www.________.org. About two thirds of the way down, it says, "_______________________" This is the fallacy of _____ because _____________" 4. My last fallacy is ______ from the category of fallacies of _____. The sample is from www.___________.com and it says, "________". This is the fallacy of _______ from the last category because _____________________. Post to the final discussion board, using the body of the message rather than an attachment. Attachments don't work well for discussion; people mostly prefer to reply to posts that are in the body of the message. Each of the 4 is worth 15 points, so 60 total, plus 15 points for making 3 follow-up posts (5 pts each) that analyze 1 of a fellow student's examples in details to assess whether it correctly hits the target. Grand total of 75 pts possible. Number each of your 4 fallacies. #1 should be a fallacy of relevance, #2 a fallacy of weak induction, #3 a fallacy of presumption, ambiguity or grammatical analogy and #4 a fallacy of ordinary language. You'll identify the specific type of fallacy within each category. They cannot be taken from the book; this is you going out into the world (okay, the internet) and finding real life examples of your own. Grand total: 4 examples for the whole thing. If you are looking for, say, a fallacy of composition and you can't find any examples of it, then you would want to try looking for one of the other types within that category instead. Watching snippets of the Republican or Democratic debates or political speeches on YouTube should provide fertile ground for examples of a wide range of fallacies. Just be sure to tell us how many minutes in to listen for the fallacy you're using as an example. Note that the easy target tends to be someone you disagree with; the bigger intellectual challenge is finding a fallacy from someone you sympathize with, because we have a natural tendency toward confirmation bias.

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