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On the contrary, anger clouds thinking. Certainly anger is sometimes justified, when it follows an argument that gives me grounds for anger, but anger is not the way to reach that conclusion.
And anyway, sometimes we are angry for irrational reasons. Anger short-circuits the reasoning process, whereby we might have examined the figures and learned much to our surprise that education funding is up from last year—just not up as much as originally hoped.
Fallacy Based on Appeal to Pity Who has not seen the heartbreaking pictures of starving orphans with the request for donations to ease their plight? A valid appeal to pity has a direct link between the object of pity starving children and the desired action the money that can help feed them.
Appeal to pity becomes a fallacy when there is no logical link between the arousal of pity and the desired action: Fallacy Based on Appeal to Popularity or Bandwagon Appeal to popularity exploits the human desire to belong to a group.
While there is nothing wrong with belonging to a group, some decisions are not group decisions, should be made without taking a head count, and should be held to even if they are unpopular. Politicians who waver from one position to another are sometimes trying to protect their jobs by appealing to the greatest number of voters based on changing poll information.
Fallacy Based on Appeal to Ridicule Sarcasm is always hostile. Appeal to ridicule tries to convince you to accept an argument in order to avoid becoming the butt of the joke. Whether it is blatant or subtle, ridicule essentially denies discussion.
Apple Polishing Fallacy Apple polishing is connecting compliments to unrelated issues. It urges someone to accept a claim in the afterglow of pleasure at the compliment. You made me love math! I think I may change my major to math.
I want to be just like you. For example, a student complains bitterly that he failed the English composition exit exam. His implied premise is that his essay is, in fact, good enough to pass. But whether his essay is good enough to pass is, itself, the question.
Asserting that it is or implying that it is is not sufficient to prove that it is. Application of the test rubric, by trained test scorers—twice—would appear to conclude that it is not. Composition and Division Distribution fallacies arise two ways: In the composition fallacy, I know the characteristics of the whole, and wrongly attribute those characteristics to each of its parts.
Stereotyping of individuals may result from a composition fallacy. Suppose I have read statistics that attribute very strong business ambition to a certain demographic group.
In its converse, the division fallacy, I know the characteristics of an individual or part, and wrongly attribute those characteristics to the whole. However, the parts are not necessarily representative of the whole.
Broad stereotyping of a group may result from the division fallacy. Suppose I have become acquainted with a man from Taiwan who is an extremely talented electrical engineer. I mistakenly conclude that all Taiwanese, as a group, are amazing electrical engineers. In a discussion on illegal immigration from Mexico to the U.
To suggest that a discussion on immigration is simply a choice between the two extremes is a false dilemma.Emotional Eating and the College Student Essay by oash10, University, Bachelor's, A, February download word file, 3 pages download word file, 3 pages 3 votes5/5(3).
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Thesis Statement: Emotional eating is a serious problem today and I would like to discuss what might cause someone to become an emotional eater and the fist step to overcoming the cycle of emotional eating.
Introduction: I. For students with affected by mental illness, successfully transitioning to college rests on a number of factors.
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