Logical Fallacies 101

October 19, 2007

Elan Dubrofsky

Most grad students love to argue, and even those shy people within us are constantly bombarded with viewpoints that people want us to adopt. These can come in the form of the advertising of products, promotion of social causes and even with religion. It is important that we arm ourselves with the tools to be able to distinguish between arguments that are valid and sound, and those that are riddled with fallacies and therefore should not be convincing. My UDLS talk with discuss the basic definition of an argument and will then provide examples of many of the various common logic fallacies that we find in arguments made in our day to day lives. Also EMT will be providing free pizza.