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Mini-Module: Critical Thinking

Common Logical Mistakes

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These are many common mistakes people make in their thinking and in their arguments. It is easy to fall in to these traps if you are not looking out for them. 

 

 

Video

Watch this video about five of the common mistakes in arguments. 

 

Activity

Now try to identify the logical mistakes in these 10 examples. You probably won't be familiar with all of the fallacies. If you are not sure, that's fine - have a think and answer anyway!