Fallacy Summary and Application Paper for Critical Thinking Essay

Use the three logical fallacies I have provided in this summary. Prepare a 1,050-1,400-word paper, in which you define each of the three fallacies, explain its significance to Critical Thinking, and discuss its general application to Decision Making. Using various sources (Internet, magazines, trade journals, etc.) find organizational examples that illustrate each one of your chosen fallacies. Be sure to use and cite at least four different references in your paper.

Fallacies below: Use three of the four of these fallacy statements as directed above:

1.Millions of innocent people died in Stalin’s ruthless ideological purges. Clearly, Stalin was one of the most brutal dictators of the twentieth century. :Ad Hominem fallacy

2.You can’t blame Clinton for being unfaithful to his wife. Many presidents have had extra marital affairs. :Two wrongs make a right fallacy

3.President Kennedy to Soviet Premier Kruschchev: If you don’t remove your nuclear missiles from Cuba, then we will have no choice but to remvove them by force. If we use force to remove the missiles, that may provoke an all-out nuclear war. Neither of us wants an all-out nuclear war. Therefore, you should remove your missiles from Cuba. :Appeal to Force Fallacy

4.Pete has argued that the New York Yankees are a better baseball team than the Atlanta Braves. But the Braves aren’t a bad team. They have a great pitching staff, and they consistently finish at or near the top of their division. Obviously, Pete doesn’t know what he’s talking about. :Straw man Fallacy