Eliminating Fallacious Thinking

Eliminating Fallacious Thinking

Fallacious thinking is logically 'sloppy' thinking. But unlike wearing a comfortable pair of jeans when out with friends on a Friday night, it's never really okay to engage in fallacious thinking when 'off for the night' with friends, spouses, or associates. Every time a drunk driver gets in a car and rationalizes that 'everyone drives after a glass of wine now and then,' making the logical fallacy of appealing to his or her own sense of ignorance, he or she is committing a potentially deadly fallacy in addition to breaking the law. Every time a voter uses his or her dearly won right as an American to vote a politician into office merely because the ...

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life is to attempt to eliminate them from one's personal life and ordinary methods and processes of thinking. Instead of telling the person who brings doughnuts, rather than fruit to the office, "you're making me fat," post hoc, ergo propter hoc (arguing from a false cause) realize that it is one's own consumption of food, not the presence of fattening food that is the reason for one's burgeoning waistline. Just because a doctor tells a patient something about his or her health, the patient shouldn't automatically accept such an argument from authority. If the doctor's argument seems specious, get a second opinion. Even as simple as when a friend says, "it's no different from having to water your plants," when he or she asks you to dog-sit his or her Great Dane for the weekend, making a self-serving argument from a false analogy, one must deny these fallacies in everyday life, and lead a better, more rational life-and that's no ...

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