Philosophical Fallacies & Argumentation


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Which of the following is accurate about fallacies?

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1. Which of the following is an example of a fallacy?

2. Why is it a fallacy to say that all well-dressed customers will have credit problems?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is a philosophical fallacy and how does one recognize one? Your ability to identify fallacies can be tested using this quiz and worksheet, which covers the principles of philosophical argument and fallacy and avoiding incorrect conclusions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on philosophical fallacy:

  • The methods of using fallacies to persuade
  • An example of a fallacy that isn't persuasive
  • An example of a fallacy that is a stereotype
  • Using an intentional fallacy to persuade
  • The reason relying on fallacies is problematic

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why it is not a good idea to rely on fallacy when making an argument
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as fallacy and incorrect conclusion
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how an audience can spot the flaw in a fallacy and the problems with relying on that fallacy as the basis of your argument
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about using fallacy to persuade in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about fallacy, review the accompanying lesson about philosophical fallacies and argument. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define philosophical fallacy and explain how a fallacy can affect the conclusion
  • Differentiate between a fallacy that is unintentional and a fallacy that is intentional and how they can be used to persuade
  • Explain how stereotypes and generalizations can be fallacies