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Textbook: Chapter 10, 11 Lesson Minimum of 1 scholarly source Initial Post Instructions As you continue to work on your argumentative essay, consider where fallacies might creep in to your reading or writing.
Have you made a hasty generalization? Have you mistaken correlation for causation? What type of argument might most easily lead you to a slippery slope? Has a red herring or a straw man raised his head in your rebuttal to the opposing view? The fallacies we visited in the text were fairly obvious. Real life ones – not so much, which is why fallacies live on and thrive in writings and in speech.
someone else is making the choice for them. Battin claims that no act is fully rational with coercion (131).Â This demonstrates that suicide by force could not be rational because if you are being forced with no other options then there is no way that could fully be your decision. Battin also reinforces this in which one of her criteria is that it should meet the interests of that individual (Williams, cited in Battin 1995, 146). Also, both of these points fail the criteria of ability to reason, in which they can move from premises to conclusion (Battin 133). If the individual is being forced or influenced by others, then they cannot figure out the premises or conclusion by themselves. If suicide is forced or not their decision, then it does not meet their interests but the interests of others, demonstrating that suicide in that regards could not be rational. One objection to my argument could be that the person was able to make those decisions by themselves even if they were coerced or influenced by anothe>