Homework Question on Fallacies of Relevance and Fallacies of Evidence
- Find SEVERAL examples of specific Fallacies of Relevance AND Fallacies of Evidence over MULTIPLE kinds of media. These examples should all cover ONE topic! I assure you it shouldn’t be too difficult to find examples people using bad arguments!
- Once you have these examples, write at least 300 words analyzing their arguments and why they are fallacious.
- You should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the logical arguments we have discussed in class as well as a good understanding of your subject area.
Homework Answer on Fallacies of Relevance and Fallacies of Evidence
This paper will find some examples of fallacies of relevance, and fallacies of evidence that are available on some forms of media. The examples will cover one topic and explore how individuals use bad arguments. Logical fallacies present arguments, which have a mistake in how an individual has reasoned. A fallacy of evidence is used when a conclusion that seems logical in a story is given yet the individual (s) using it is aware that it is not a good/ logical argument in the real sense.
One of the logical fallacies that have been observed in the media is the admission by some voters that they do not support the proposed universal health care policy yet they are uninsured. Such individuals cannot even afford health care because they do not have jobs and therefore no means of supporting themselves or their families. Therefore, provision of free health care by the government would be the best option for them (Reynolds 1).
Another fallacy of relevance is when the poor in the society, especially those that are on social welfare claim that they are against the government. It beats purpose why they would be against the government yet they survive because they get a means of leaving because of the assistance that they receive from the government (Thaler 1).