Fallacies Term Paper by hicaliber

This paper examines three fallacies that constrain critical thinking skills.
# 94742 | 1,168 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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The paper explains that critical thinking skills require a careful assessment of all of the facts and avoidance of many of the constraints introduced by various fallacies. The paper discusses the three common types of fallacy: the ad hominem arguments, the false dilemma and the straw man fallacy. The paper maintains that in a day and age where a "culture of fear" is being foisted on the American public by politicians and the media alike, critical thinking skills have become more important that ever.

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Sample of Sources Used:

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