Your assignment this week is to write an example of each of the seven fallacies we covered this week:

  1. Ad populum
  2. Ad misericordia
  3. Red Herring
  4. Straw Man
  5. Ad hominem
  6. Ad baculum
  7. Ignoratio elenchi
    I want separate arguments for each of these seven categories. They can be short – two sentences each,
    roughly. Some tips:
    -They need to be arguments, not just sentences. They should try to argue for some conclusion, using the
    mistakes provided in each category.
    -Focus on the essential feature of each argument type: an ad hominem should attack a person, a red herring
    should change the subject, etc. Look at their definitions for those essential features.

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