PHI210- Identifying Deductive & Inductive Fallacies

Feb 10th, 2015
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Question description

Locate a piece of advertising that demonstrates one (or more) of the deductive or inductive fallacies listed below.

  • Describe the advertisement example that you located.
  • Identify the fallacy you observed in the advertisement and describe how this is an example of this type of fallacy.
  • Explain whether or not you believe the fallacy is effective in persuading customers to purchase or use the product or service being promoted in the ad.

Informal ductive fallacies

  • Fallacy of division
  • Circular reasoning
  • Either/or fallacy
  • Reductio ad Absurdum

Informal inductive fallacies

  • Hasty generalization
  • Composition
  • Pot hoc ergo propter hoc
  • Extravagant hypothesis
  • False analogy
  • Slippery slope
  • Genetic fallacy
  • Appeal to authority
  • Appeal to tradition
  • Is/ought fallacy
  • Bandwagon
  • Appeal to ignorance 

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