Informal Logic

Need help with PHI103 Informal Logic class discussion questions. Orignal work NO PLAGARISM, your posts must total at least 500 words as you address the questions noted below. DO NOT ANSWER JUST ONE QUESTION AND FORGET THE REST!!! Will provide link, username and password to access linK for info needed. If the link doesn’t work for discussion 2 please let me . Due date 6/4/15 by midnight EST DO NOT PRESENT work after due date will cause deduction in ponts. Willing to pay $10 for both discussions. Reminder: This is NOT A PAPER.  Any question please let me know.


Discussion 1


One rich source of fallacies is the media: television, radio, magazines, and the Internet. The arguments you experience in your daily life (work, family, shopping) are another source of fallacies.Identify three distinct informal logical fallacies you have experienced in the media or in your life. Explain how the fallacies were used and the context in which they occurred. Then, explain what the person presenting the fallacy should have done to ensure that he or she was not committing a logical error.


( chose 3 : Ad Hominem Fallacy, Begging the Question, Slippery Slope Arguments, Hasty Generalization, Argument from False Authority, Appeals to Pity and Popularity, Loaded Question, Straw Man Fallacy,  False Cause (Post Hoc) Fallacy, Red Herring and False Dichotomy)


Discussion 2


Explore a legendary hoax from the Museum of Hoaxes. Describe the elements and details of the hoax. Applying what you know about how to evaluate arguments, pretend you were presented with this hoax and outline the steps you would take to evaluate it. How does this hoax encourage critically evaluating sources of information? Explain three methods by which you can prevent yourself from being fooled by hoaxes or other sources of misinformation.


(Choose 1 from link in question)


This is the link for the online book for the course:  (Chapters 4 & 5)



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