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Part One: Logical Fallacies Introduction

Information Literacy Academic Integrity

In this section, you will complete a lesson on logical fallacies. Logical fallacies emerge when a writer has either intentionally or unintentionally incorporated erroneous reasoning into an argument. Conscientious writers guard against faulty reasoning in their arguments. However, some writers, in an attempt to persuade an audience of their point, deliberately incorporate logical fallacies into their writing. This intentional use of faulty reasoning is a misuse of information and is highly unethical.

For this lesson, you will learn from Fred D. White and Simone J. Billings through their textbook on argumentation entitled The Well-Crafted Argument: A Guide and Reader (Houghton Mifflin, 2005).