One Tip to Avoid Writing Informal Fallacies

Since we talked about informal fallacies a few days ago, I thought I’d expand that post a little bit to help you avoid informal fallacies in your own writing, and the best way I know how is to tell you to think mechanically.

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Lesson #2: Avoid Informal Fallacies

In my philosophy class this week, we talked about informal fallacies. I find that being able to pinpoint fallacies can aid you in being more precise in your own writing and speech, so I thought I’d jot down a post about some of the things I learned.

The basic definition of an informal fallacy is where a logical argument is incorrect even though its form is technically correct. These are some of the most common ones, taken from pages 19-20 in my class textbook, Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult. (The definitions below are written in my own words although the examples are taken from either my book or from my professor’s lecture.)

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Lesson #1: Online Applications for Luddites

So, first lesson learned this week: Celine knows about even fewer software applications than she thought. After one meeting with my freelance internship supervisor, I signed up for three new accounts: Trello, MailChimp, Dropbox.

Maybe this’ll sound like hyperbole; however, for the girl whose Twitter account was created only for class and who still eyes Instagram with suspicion, this was mildly intimidating. So for you Luddites like myself, here’s the lowdown on these applications:

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School & Internships: They Come in Pairs

Summer skyHappy Monday! It’s the last summer before my graduation from college, and I’m taking two summer classes as well as juggling two part-time internships. It’s going to be crazy, but I’m so excited as well.

With all this learning in mind, I’m shifting the focus of this blog a bit to focus on tips learned from these internships as well as fun facts that I’m learning in my classes. I plan on blogging about twice a week. So, here’s a small run-down of what I’ll be doing this summer:

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