Critical Thinking and Straw Man Argument Essay

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Assumptions and Fallacies

Write a 150- to 200-word response to each of the following sets of questions:

1. What are assumptions?
2. something taken for granted: something that is believed to true without proof
3. belief without proof: the belief that something is true without having any proof
4. act of undertaking something: the act of taking something upon yourself

How do you think assumptions might interfere with critical thinking? Without seeinh the whole picture for what it worth a person assumption may cloud the critical thinking and make the person not see it at all What might you do to avoid making assumptions in your thinking? I will make sure I have all supporting evidence before making any assumptions. I will consider other option before assuming anything and I will ask any necessary questions needed for me to see the whole picture.

What are fallacies? a deceptive, misleading, or false notion, belief, etc.: That the world is flat was at one time a popular fallacy.
a misleading or unsound argument.
deceptive, misleading, or false nature; erroneousness.
Logic. any of various types of erroneous reasoning that render arguments logically unsound.
Obsolete , deception.

How are fallacies used in written, oral, and visual arguments? Either/or thinking is in the believing that there are only two choices, when there may be more. To correct this error you should conscientiously search out all points of view before choosing one. Avoiding the issue may occur by an unintentional misunderstanding or by an unconscious slip to something irrelevant
We see examples of fallacies every day in our lives through…