# “The seriousness of a punishment should match the seriousness of the crime. Right now, the punishment for drunk driving may

## “The seriousness of a punishment should match the seriousness of the crime. Right now, the punishment for drunk driving may

Logical Fallacies in class Group Assignment

Please look over the list of examples that have been given and try to correctly determine
which logical fallacy it represents. Use pages 80-95 in your textbook AND the supplemental
document I have provided under the Content tab. Place in the Drop Box when you are
done. If you get all 15 right, you get extra credit added to one of your HW grades.
Note: The group that gets the MOST of them correct, gets up to 40 extra points on their
lowest HW grade. (e.g. 60 on a HW Assignment = 100; 0 =40, etc.)

1. “My roommate said her philosophy class was hard, and the one I’m in is hard, too.
All philosophy classes must be hard!”
-Logical Fallacy:__Fallacies of Presumption – Hasty Generalization.
2. “The seriousness of a punishment should match the seriousness of the crime. Right now, the punishment for drunk driving may simply be a fine. But drunk driving is a
very serious crime that can kill innocent people. So the death penalty should be the
punishment for drunk driving.”
Logical Fallacy: Missing the point
3. “President Obama raised taxes, and then the rate of violent crime went up. Obama
is responsible for the rise in crime.”
Logical Fallacy: _Fallacies of Presumption – Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc.

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