Lesson 13 Misusing Deductive Reasoning Logical Fallacies

Arguments that contain an error in logic are invalid. These types of errors are known as fallacies. This lesson explored four ofthe most common logical fallacies that make deductive reasoning fall apart. The argument might have two true premises, and a conclusion that takes them to an extreme. This is known as the slippery slope fallacy. Or, it might be a false dilemma fallacy, which presents in its major premise just two options ("either-or") when in reality there are others. In circular reasoning, also known as begging the question, there is just one premise, and the conclusion simply restates it in a slightly different form. And finally, equivocation uses a word twice, each time implying a different meaning of that word, or uses one word that could mean at least two different things.

Friendly Persuasion

Friendly Persuasion

To do this successfully you need to build a clear path of action by using tools if necessary. These tools would be facts, evidence and stories which you know they can relate to. Plus you always want to have their best interests at heart, in other words, you know what is good for them

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