Video: Critical Thinking and Logical Fallacies

Many of the texts you’ll read in college will rely heavily on logical arguments.  Logic is highly valued as a way of persuading readers, since it can be confirmed to be true.

However, logic can be used badly.  When you’re reading, you’ll want to be able to pick out bad logic as well as good logic.  This video series helps us identify different types of “bad logic” in reading we might encounter.

Broken Logic

The Man Who Was Made of Straw

Getting Personal

The Gambler’s Fallacy


Have you encountered these types of bad logic, also called fallacies, in reading you’ve done so far?  Once you’re aware of them, they start to appear before your eyes, in text and in advertising of all types.