Logical fallacies often sound like good arguments, but they are fallacious and untrue. By the end of today’s lesson, you’ll be able to recognize logical fallacies everywhere.
In this week’s lesson, you will learn…
- A review of the logical syllogism, the structure of the building blocks of persuasion.
- Review of the major, minor premises and the conclusion, and the questions we ask to understand them.
- Differences between formal and informal fallacies.
- How to watch for fallacies in the news, when something doesn’t make sense.
- Geisler’s and Brook’s opinion of what “fallacies” are.
- Nine (9) popular fallacies broken into three (3) categories: Attack Fallacies, Appeal Fallacies and Diversion Fallacies.
- Examples in the daily news (specifically from WSJ and the Colorado Springs Gazette) of fallacies.