Identify and explain the fallacies of relevance or defective induction, or presumption, or ambiguity as they occur

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Identify and explain the fallacies of relevance or defective induction, or presumption, or ambiguity as they occur in the following passages. Explain why, in the case of some, it may be plausibly argued that what appears at first to be a fallacy is not, when the argument is interpreted correctly.


Time Magazine book critic Lev Grossman was “quite taken aback” in the summer of 2006 when he saw a full-page newspaper advertisement for Charles Frazier’s novel, Thirteen Moons , that included a one-word quotation attributed to Time . Grossman had written, “Frazier works on an epic scale, but his genius is in the detail.” The one-word quotation by which he was struck was “Genius.”

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Introduction To Logic

ISBN: 9781138500860

15th Edition

Authors: Irving M. Copi, Carl Cohen, Victor Rodych

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