Reasoning/Critical Thinking

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Critical Thinking By Example. The Skeptics' Guide To The Universe - Logical Fallacies. Structure of a Logical Argument Whether we are consciously aware of it or not, our arguments all follow a certain basic structure.

The Skeptics' Guide To The Universe - Logical Fallacies

They begin with one or more premises, which are facts that the argument takes for granted as the starting point. Then a principle of logic is applied in order to come to a conclusion. Responsible Thinking: An Approach to Critical Thinking. Ten Common Fallacies Everyone Should Know. When a statement is considered true because it's made by someone who is considered an "authority" on the topic.

Ten Common Fallacies Everyone Should Know

Structure: Source A says that "Q" is true. Source A is authoritative. Therefore, "Q" is true. Example: "My doctor says taking St John's Wart everyday will make me less depressed.