The Slippery Slope Argument Analysis

503 Words3 Pages
1. The slippery slope argument is fallacious reasoning which argues that, as on a water slide, once a person initiates an action there is no stopping until it hits bottom. For example, if smoking was banned people would turn to street drugs, so by keeping the right to smoke it will prevent crime. 2. The appeal to ignorance states a position to be true, or at least well –supported, by appealing to the fact that there is no evidence to prove the position is fake. For example, we cannot prove that God does not exist. 3. The bandwagon appeal is an appeal to popularity it is the attempt to justify a position on the basis “everybody is doing it”. For example, When I was a child probably in my pre-teens being very impressionable wanted my ears pierced and when my parents said no my response was all my friends have theirs done…show more content…
Causation is the fallacy of questionable cause that occurs when it is assumed that there is a single, simple cause of an outcome. For example, I can conclude my mom will order a root beer soda at lunch because on many prior occasions she has done so. 7. Appeal to authority is whenever people justify their values and ideas by appealing to an authoritative source. For example, buying a supplement because Dr. Oz or the doctors promoting claiming it will help you. 8. Analogical argument is a form of inductive reasoning that rests on the similarities between two things. For example, Just like a caterpillar comes out of its cocoon, so we have to leave our comfort zone. 9. Circular reasoning is an error in which a conclusion that a person is arguing for is already assumed to be true in one of the argument’s premises. For example buying a miracle cream because the written testimonies say it works. 10. Inductive thinking is a logical process in which multiple premises, all believed true or found true most of the time, are combined to obtain a specific conclusion. For example, all of my cousins have the talent to sing and so will all of their

More about The Slippery Slope Argument Analysis

Open Document