Going Undercover with Fallacies

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In this twice a week 16 week course we are going define what a Fallacy is. We are also going to go undercover and look for fallacies in everyday writing and to most important look at all the Fallacies that are out there. Studying Fallacies can provide you with not only a foundation so that you are about to evaluate correctly you are also going to be able to critique others as well in debates. Study Fallacies can and most of the time goes back to the study of Logic.

Another purpose of studying Fallacies is more than just being able to identifying flaws. The main and primary purpose to study Fallacies is so that you care able to avoid falling foul of them. The other important reason that you as young men and women need to learn Fallacies is so that you can make sure your own persuasive pieces so that you are providing the best possible evidence with the fewest possible flaws.

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When this course is complete you will be able to:

  1. Know how to spot bad reasoning
  2. Put a higher value on good reasoning
  3. Know how to avoid fallacies in your own reasoning.


Required Materials

The Book Fallacy Detective by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn


Dates & Times

Starting April 19th meeting twice a week for 16 weeks.

Time 5pm – 6pm EST

April: 19, 21, 26, 28

May: 3 , 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31

June: 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

July: 5, 7, 12 , 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

August: 2, 4


Course Schedule

It will be broken up into 5 Different Sections and within those Section will be different topics

  1. Inquiring Minds
    1. Lesson One: Exercise your Mind
    2. Lesson Two: Love to listen
    3. Lesson Three: Opposing Viewpoints
  2. Avoiding the Question
    1. Lesson Four: Red Herring Fallacy
    2. Lesson Five: Recognizing Red Herrings
    3. Lesson Six : Special Pleading
    4. Lesson Seven: Ad Hominem Attack
    5. Lesson Eight : Genetic Fallacy
    6. Lesson Nine: Tu Quoque
    7. Lesson Ten: Faulty Appeal to Authority
    8. Lesson Eleven: Appeal to the People
    9. Lesson Twelve: Straw Man
  3. Making Assumptions
    1. Lesson Thirteen: The Story of Aroup Goupta
    2. Lesson Fourteen: Assumptions
    3. Lesson Fifteen Circular Reasoning
    4. Lesson Sixteen: Equivocation
    5. Lesson Seventeen: Loaded Question
    6. Lesson Eighteen: Slippery Slope
    7. Lesson Nineteen: Part-to-Whole
    8. Lesson Twenty: Whole-to-Part
    9. Lesson Twenty-One: Either-Or
  4. Statistical Fallacies
    1. Lesson Twenty-Two: What is Generalization
    2. Lesson Twenty-Three: Hasty Generalization
    3. Lesson Twenty-Four: What is an Analogy?
    4. Lesson Twenty-Five: Weak Analogy
    5. Lesson Twenty-Six: Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
    6. Lesson Twenty-Seven: Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc in Statistics
    7. Lesson Twenty-Eight: Proof of lack of Evidence
  5. Propaganda
    1. Lesson Twenty-Nine: What is Propaganda?
    2. Lesson Thirty: Appeal to Fear
    3. Lesson Thirty-One: Appeal to Pity
    4. Lesson Thirty-Two: Bandwagon
    5. Lesson Thirty-Three: Exigency
    6. Lesson Thirty-Four: Repetition
    7. Lesson Thirty-Five: Transfer
    8. Lesson Thirty-Six: Snob Appeal
    9. Lesson Thirty-Seven: Appeal to Traditional and Appeal to Hi-Tech
    10. Lesson Thirty-Eight: Find some Propaganda on Your Own

Additional information

Payment Plan

Full, Monthly


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