Week 6 Discussion: Fallacy Or No Fallacy?

Step 1 Consider different fallacy forms.

  • What does it mean for an argument to be a fallacy?
  • What is the difference between a formal fallacy and an informal fallacy?

Step 2 Research examples of fallacies and post findings.

Using your course materials and the Internet, research an example of each fallacy type listed below. Post a description of your fallacy example to the discussion board. Recognize the fallacies being presented in your example, as your classmates will need to identify these in Step 3:

  • A formal fallacy
  • An informal fallacy
  • An ad populum fallacy
  • A red herring fallacy.