Posted: July 16th, 2021

Phi 210 discussion question | English homework help

  

Q1. PHI 210 (half a page for each discussion question) No copy work

“Fallacies and Errors in Sound Reasoning”

Please respond to the following:

There are several types of fallacies – equivocation, false authority, ad hominem, appeal to ignorance, and bandwagon. Please provide two (2) different examples of advertising that show any of the above topics. Which of the above fallacies is used in each advertisement? Why do you think the advertisers used that fallacy in the ad? Did the advertisers use the fallacy effectively? If you were an advertiser, what would you have done differently to better use the fallacy?

  

NOTE: All students are required to post a   minimum of two (2) posts per online discussion thread. Students must have one   (1) original post and a minimum of one (1) other post per discussion thread.

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Q2. “Identifying Misleading Information in an Argument”

Find an online article (news, magazine, journal, etc.) on any subject that interests you that uses statistics to make its conclusion. Share a link in this thread.

Now answer these questions about that article:

  • What      is the premise and conclusion of the argument based on statistics?
  • Determine      whether or not the argument uses any deceptive statistics.
  • Give      your opinion on whether or not the argument has persuaded you. Explain why      or why not.
  • Determine      the primary ways in which statistics or authority are used in your current      position in developing persuasive arguments and provide examples here.

NOTE: All students are required to post a   minimum of two (2) posts per online discussion thread. Students must have one   (1) original post and a minimum of one (1) other post per discussion thread.

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