Purpose of this blog: Reviews of interesting ideas in recent English education journals.
10-second review: From ad hominem to hidden premises.
Title: “The Three R’s of Teaching Logic: Revelation, Relevance and Reinforcement.” RC Covel. English Journal (July 2010), 49.
Common Logical Fallacies
Ad hominem: Attacking the person instead of his or her argument.
Ad Populum: Appealing to people’s emotions, prejudices.
Ad authoritate: Appeal to authority, using a celebrity, for example.
Post hoc, ergo propter hoc: Faulty cause and effect
Non sequitur: It does not follow.
Circular logic: Begging the question. Saying the same thing twice in different words.
False dilemma: Given only two options when other options may be possible.
False analogy: “Teenagers are like move sets.”
Faulty generalization: Conclusion claims all, when it is based on a few.
Hidden premise: An unexpressed assumption.
Comment: How many arguments have we experienced with these logical fallacies? RayS.