[Solved] Identifying Logical Fallacies

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Exercise 5.10: Identifying logical fallacies

Determine which of the following statements are logical arguments and which are fallacies. If the statement is not logical, identify the fallacy that best applies.

1.                  Almost all the students I talked to said that they didn’t like the senator. I’m sure he’ll lose the election on Tuesday.

Red Herring fallacy

2.                  This car has a noisy engine; therefore, it must create a lot of pollution.

Non sequitur Fallacy

3.                  I don’t know how Professor Resnick can be such a hard grader. He’s always late for class.

Logical argument

4.                  A vote for the bill to limit gun sales in the city is a vote against the Second Amendment.

False Dilemma

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