Textbook Notes (368,558)
Canada (161,962)
UOIT (554)
Business (277)
BUSI 1010U (11)
Chapter 5

THINK [Crit. Think & Ethics, BUSI1010] - Chapter 5 Notes

3 Pages
Unlock Document

BUSI 1010U
William Thurber

BUSI1010UChapter 5 Notes INFORMAL FALLACIESWhat is a FallacyFallacya faulty argument that at first appears to be correct Formal fallacya type of mistaken reasoing in which the form of an argument itself is valid In a formal fallacy the form of the argument itself is valid Example Some highschool dropouts are men No highschool dropouts are doctors Therefore no doctors are men In this example the first two parts of the argument are valid but the conclusion is flawed Informal fallacya type of mistaken reasoning that occurs when an argument is psychologically or emotionally persuasive but logically incorrect Fallacies of AmbiguityFallacy of ambiguityarguments that have ambiguous phrases or sloppy grammatical structureFALLACY OF EQUIVOCATION Fallacy of equivocationa key term in an argument changes the meaning during the course of the argument Example A man who is out of work may beat his wife In this example may can be interpreted as either giving permission to do so or stating the fact that
More Less

Related notes for BUSI 1010U

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.