Project #39075 - discussion #4 part2

One rich source of fallacies is the media: television, radio, magazines, and the Internet. The arguments you experience in your daily life (work, family, shopping) are another source of fallacies. Identify three distinct informal logical fallacies you have experienced in the media or in your life. Explain how the fallacies were used and the context in which they occurred. Then, explain what the person presenting the fallacy should have done to ensure that he or she was not committing a logical error.

 

You must post to this discussion on at least four separate days of the week and your posts must total at least 500 words as you address the questions noted above. Your first post must be completed by Day 3 (Thursday) and the remainder of your posts must be completed by Day 7 (Monday).  You must answer all aspects of the prompt at some point during the week.  Also, be sure to reply to your classmates and instructor.  Try to attempt to take the conversation further by examining their claims or arguments in more depth or responding to the posts that they make to you.  Keep the discussion on target and try to analyze things in as much detail as you can.

Guided Response:  Review several of your classmates’ posts. Respond to your classmates by commenting on whether or not you would have been fooled by these fallacies and how your new knowledge impacts how you view truth in the media and in your life.

For further instruction about how to address discussion prompts in the new format, please view the key terms and Discussion Videos visible on the right in Week 1 Discussion 1.

Resources


Required Resources

Text

    1. An introduction to logic
      1. Chapter 4: Mistakes in Reasoning: The World of Fallacies
      2. Chapter 5: Applications of Logic

 

Article

  1. Harrison, J. (2012). Informal fallacies [Unpublished work]. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Ashford University, Clinton, IA

 



Recommended Resources

Examples of Arguments in Media

These examples of arguments and fallacies can be used to help you identify what fallacies within arguments in the media may look like.  You may use these examples in your discussion post or find your own fallacies in the media or in your life.  It is not necessary to view all examples, but it is encouraged that you view as many as necessary to fully grasp the concept of fallacies in media.

  1. Adobe. (2012, Oct. 24). The Slap[Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFvpzK8_PDE
    • This commercial presents students with a specific logical fallacy example. Transcript.
  2. Dunning, B. (2013). Logical Fallacies 2[Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z71w-rHkeSk&feature=episodic&NR=1
    • This video demonstrates multiple informal logical fallacies that the students will examine during this week. Transcript.
  3. TheHtownusa. (2011, March 31). The fallacy project: Examples of fallacies from advertising, politics, and popular culture[Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXLTQi7vVsI
    • Transcript.
  4. UnlimitedProductions. (2006, Oct. 30). Monty Python – The Annoying Peasant[Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAaWvVFERVA
    • Monty Python and the holy grail: Peasant scene. (2009). In MontyPython.net [Transcript]. Retrieved from http://www.montypython.net/scripts/HG-peascene.php

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#2 Explore a legendary hoax from the Museum of Hoaxes. http://hoaxes.org/Describe the elements and details of the hoax. Applying what you know about how to evaluate arguments, pretend you were presented with this hoax and outline the steps you would take to evaluate it. How does this hoax encourage critically evaluating sources of information? Explain three methods by which you can prevent yourself from being fooled by hoaxes or other sources of misinformation. 

You must post to this discussion on at least four separate days of the week and your posts must total at least 500 words as you address the questions noted above. Your first post must be completed by Day 3 (Thursday) and the remainder of your posts must be completed by Day 7 (Monday).  You must answer all aspects of the prompt at some point during the week.  Also, be sure to reply to your classmates and instructor.  Try to attempt to take the conversation further by examining their claims or arguments in more depth or responding to the posts that they make to you.  Keep the discussion on target and try to analyze things in as much detail as you can.

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Reply to at least two of your classmates by sharing why you think some people believed the hoax and why others might have been more skeptical. You might also reflect on times when you were fooled by hoaxes or misinformation and how you plan on preventing this in the future.

For further instruction about how to address discussion prompts in the new format, please view the key terms and Discussion Videos visible on the right in Week 1 Discussion 1.
  

Resources


Required Resources

Text

    1. An introduction to logic
      1. Chapter 4: Mistakes in Reasoning: The World of Fallacies
      2. Chapter 5: Applications of Logic

 

Website

  1. Museum of Hoaxes (http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/)  
    • Students will analyze hoaxes from the past with the goal of learning how to evaluate information such that they will not fall into error when they analyze future information.

total respsone back 3 to each discussion tatal will be 6.

 

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