Don’t Be Duped! Collection
Check out our Don’t Be Duped collection: a series of brief videos on detecting, and combating, various types of fallacious arguments.
Perhaps you saw and enjoyed them on our Facebook page @LibraryMahoningCounty. Watch them all again, here in one convenient collection for your viewing enjoyment! Click on the links below to view each video on the library’s YouTube page.
There’s a lot of false information floating around out there…
Don’t be duped!
Fallacy #1: Ad Hominem – Instead of attacking an argument itself, he or she attacks the person making the argument.
Fallacy #2: Guilt by Association Fallacy – Claiming a position is false because it is shared by a person who is generally disliked or has a bad reputation.
Fallacy #3: Appealing to Ignorance Fallacy – Justifying an argument by pointing to a lack of knowledge or evidence.
Fallacy #4: Circular Reasoning Fallacy – Assuming the truth of one’s conclusion without arguing for it.
Fallacy #5: Equivocation Fallacy – Using words in an ambiguous and misleading way.
Fallacy #6: The Straw Man Fallacy – Refuting a misrepresentation of your opponent’s viewpoint.
Fallacy #7: Genetic Fallacy – Judging an argument by its origin.
Fallacy #8: Appealing to Irrelevant Authority Fallacy – Appealing to someone speaking outside of his or her area of expertise.
Fallacy #9: Arguing from Consequences Fallacy – Arguing for the truth or falsehood of a proposition based on its favorable or unfavorable results.
Fallacy #10: False Dilemma Fallacy – Arguing as if there are only two possibilities when in fact there are more.