Practical Application: Common Fallacies Infographic

Instructor: Scott Tuning

Scott has been a faculty member in higher education for over 10 years. He holds an MBA in Management, an MA in counseling, and an M.Div. in Academic Biblical Studies.

When debating an issue or articulating a belief, mistakes in logical reasoning can dramatically reduce the power of an argument. Remembering the most common types of logical fallacies can help you improve your argument's credibility. The infographic presented here can help you keep track of several common fallacies.

Logical Fallacies

As humans, we have a tendency to form strong opinions that lead to robust debates. Unfortunately, the reasoning behind an individual's strong position is often flawed. Using flawed information can result in poor decisions.

In the lesson Understanding Fallacy and Common Fallacies, you learned that there are literally hundreds of logical fallacies that can derail the decision-making process by using incorrect information. Often, this incorrect information is a consequence of inadequate context. In other words, many logical fallacies are the byproduct of arguing a position when the details and nuances of the position are not known to the arguer.

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