Fallacies


Df.  A fallacy occurs when an argument is based on a bad feature that cannot be repaired

Structural Fallacies (previously covered; selective)


Content Fallacies (previously covered unless followed by an asterisk; selective)


Violation of Rules of Rational Discussion (selective)

Evaluating Reasoning


Irrational Bases for Rejecting Conclusion when both:


If You Are Suspicious of an Argument, Look for and Assess:

Writing Good Arguments


If you do not have an argument, literary style will not salvage your essay

Do not claim more than you can actually prove

An appeal to your opinion (I believe that or I feel that) will not make your argument any stronger

When you cannot decide on an issue, the safer position or argument is one that suspends judgment
 
 

Making Decisions


Choose the option for which there is the best argument

You can make better decisions