PSCI 1050 - Assignments

 

  PSCI 1050

  CRITICAL THINKING

  ABOUT POLITICS


  ASSIGNMENTS




October 10 Assignment

  • Read the following paragraph:

"We must stop kids from playing video games. You buy them a game system and it’s only a matter of time before they’ll be fat and lazy, never leaving your basement. Parents all over this country agree that video games have no value whatsoever. We must either ban video games entirely for kids under the age of 16 or prepare for a generation of high school dropouts. The makers of these gaming systems are clearly greedy, manipulative predators out to keep our children addicted to their screens."

  • There are five sentences in the paragraph. Other than the first, each is a logical fallacy. After studying "15 Logical Fallacies You Should Know Before Getting Into a Debate," identify each one. Write or type on a single sheet of paper, "The second sentence is an example of the ____________ fallacy. The third sentence is an example..." and so on. The assignment is due at the beginning of class.