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Induction and Logical Fallacy Homework

Homework on Induction and Logical Fallacies

Assignment #1:

For the first two number series below

a. Determine the mathematical pattern (induction)  ie. What is the equation for the successive numbers?

b. Determine the next two numbers in the series (deduction)

For the third series, determine the pattern and find the next two in the series (ex cr) 

Find a General Rule for the Number series: 0, 2, 8, 18, 32, 50, 72…..

Explain the Fibonacci Series: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34,……

Stable Atomic Nuclei have the following number of nucleons (proton and neutrons):

2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82, 126, …  

Assignment #2

From the following list of logical fallacies, pick two of them.  Then;

1. Give a definition of the logical fallacy.

2. Give a practical example of your own invention which illustrates this logical fallacy.

(definitions are available at https://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/fallacies_list.html )

  • Abusive ad hominem
  • Accent
  • Ambiguity (index)
  • Amphiboly
  • Age, Appeal to
  • Authority, Appeals to (4 types)
  • Authority, Legitimate Appeal to
  • Ad Hominem (5 types)
  • Begging the Question
  • Circumstantial ad hominem
  • Complex Question
  • Composition
  • Correlation vs. Causation
  • Division
  • Emotion and Desire, Appeals to (5 types)
  • Equivocation
  • False Dilemma
  • Flattery, Appeal to
  • Force / Fear, Appeal to (Argumentum ad Baculum)
  • Novelty, Appeal to
  • No True Scotsman
  • Numbers, Appeal to
  • Pity, Appeal to (Argumentum ad Misercordiam)
  • Poisoning the Well
  • Presumption
  • Quantifier Fallacy
  • Scope Fallacy
  • Tu Quoque (two wrongs don't make a right)
  • Genetic Fallacy

 

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