Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 7 and 8 in your textbook, and read the standardized guidance (under the “Lectures” tab). In addition, to help you better to know the fallacies, watch the following videos (which are also embedded):
The “Red Herring” Fallacy (Links to an external site.)
The “Straw Man” Fallacy (Links to an external site.)
Fallacies: Slippery Slope (Links to an external site.)
Cognitive Biases: What They Are, Why They’re Important (Links to an external site.)
The Ad Hominem Fallacy (Links to an external site.)
Fallacies: Appeal to Popular Belief (Links to an external site.)
What Is a Fallacy? (Links to an external site.)
Fallacies: Appeal to Authority (Links to an external site.)
Fallacies: Begging the Question (Broad Sense) (Links to an external site.)
Fallacies: Begging the Question (Narrow Sense) (Links to an external site.)
Fallacies: False Dilemma (Links to an external site.)
Your instructor will choose the discussion question and post it as the first post in the discussion forum. Answer all the questions in the prompt, and read Chapter 7 from our textbook. Based on the selected prompt, you may need to review one or more of the interactive modules below to better prepare for your discussion:
Buying a Car (Links to an external site.): This scenario will introduce you to evaluating arguments.
The Parking Garage (Links to an external site.): This scenario will help you to examine your own biases and stereotypes.
The Graduate (Links to an external site.): This scenario will present several arguments and demonstrate how arguments appear in daily life and can be broken down into premise and conclusion form.
PHI103 Informal Fallacies (Links to an external site.): This practice activity will help you identify types of fallacies.
PHI103 Rhetorical Devices Knowledge Check (Links to an external site.): This practice activity will help in identifying rhetorical devices.
Guided Response: In addition to your original post, post a minimum of three responses for a total of at least four posts. At least two responses must be to your classmates; the third response could be to a classmate or your instructor. Be sure to post on three separate days throughout the week to promote further engagement and discussion. Each response should be a minimum of 75 words.
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