For this Discussion I would like you to find ONE real-life example of a Fallacy of Reasoning as listed in Chapter 4 of the reading, Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking by Matthew J. Van Cleave (Links to an external site.). The example you find could be from any source, e.g., a political debate, a journal article, a textbook you are reading for a class, a discussion you are having with someone, a blog or video that you read or watch, a class lecture or discussion, etc.
I would ask that the example you choose be current and be something that you actually discover as fallacious. Sometimes for this assignment students simply Google “Ad Hominem”, and as a result, one semester I received a dozen examples from a Sesame Street episode featuring a bit with Bert and Ernie. I am fairly certain that a dozen of my students were not watching the same Sesame Street episode and so I knew they were all using Google to do the research for them. So please simply review and survey actual readings, videos, talks, lectures, discussions, and such that you come across this week and in your Post please:
1.Summarize and explain the source/example that you found in which you think there is a fallacy. You can even provide a link to the source if you like, although you do not need to if you provide a summary sufficient to explain the example.
2.Next, define and describe the Fallacy you think occurs. Information of the fallacies can be found in Chapter 4 of the reading above.
3. Finally, explain how the example you chose commits the Fallacy and offer a suggestion as to how the example you found may be made a stronger argument without the fallacy being committed.
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