Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Logical Fallacies

We talk a lot about helping students develop their critical thinking skills and build stronger arguments, and I'm always looking for ways to approach this skill. This poster is probably too advanced for most of our students, but it might be useful to review some of these concepts with students at the higher levels - or it might serve as a useful reference tool for the teacher.

The larger of the files have extra text, including hilarious illustrations of the fallacies. The sample ad hominem argument: After Sally presents an eloquent and compelling case for a more equitable taxation system, Sam asks the audience whether we should believe anything from a woman who isn’t married, was once arrested, and smells a bit weird.

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