PHI210 Week 3 Discussion Fallacy

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Discussion 1:

Use the Internet to search for an example of an enthymeme in the media (e.g., Internet, television, radio, newspapers, etc.).

  • You may find an op-ed, political piece, advertising, et cetera.
  • Identify the implied premise in the enthymeme.
  • Why did you choose this example?

Discussion 2:

Please respond to the following:

There are several types of fallacies – equivocation, false authority, ad hominem, appeal to ignorance, and bandwagon. Please provide two (2) different examples of advertising that show any of the above topics. Which of the above fallacies is used in each advertisement? Why do you think the advertisers used that fallacy in the ad? Did the advertisers use the fallacy effectively? If you were an advertiser, what would you have done differently to better use the fallacy?

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Running Head: FALLACY


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Discussion 1
An enthymeme can be defined as an argument in which one premise is intentionally
omitted or ignored. My example of an enthymeme is when the United States declared war on
Iraq and one critic said,” They wanted a war, and war is exactly what they got.” This is an
enthymeme because there is an omission of one major premise in this statement and argument
and that is the fact that there was more...

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