Descriptions
Definitions
Induction Examples
Cumulative Examples
More Induction Examples
100

The speaker makes an argument by comparing two things that really are not very similar 

false analogy 

100

Observing particular facts to prove a general conclusion 

Inductive Reasoning 

100

"You should buy a Ford. All Ford trucks are tough and reliable." 

Sweeping Generalization

100

The only reason you are promoting small business owning is because you went to that small business promoting conference and can no longer see the benefits of large businesses. 

Genetic Fallacy 

100

False Cause 

200

The speaker makes an argument on the basis of too few examples

 hasty generalization 

200

Data that can be observed or experienced 

Empirical Data

200

"Of course we have more violent crimes in our society, consider all the violence on tv and movies" 

False Cause 

200

It was the Presidential address that led to mass hysteria

False Cause 

200

False Analogy (Two things being compared- going to the gym and McDonalds- and they are using the similarity of the word gym and name Jim. There are not enough similarities for this to be a strong analogy). 

300

The speaker makes an argument using a weak causal connection 

false cause 

300

The conclusions of an inductive argument can never be ......

Certain 

300

People who eat broccoli daily are 65% less likely to have any auto immune disease. 

Fake Precision 

300

The presentation was brilliant but of course you wouldn't feel the same since you are small minded and uncultured.

Adhominem Abusive

300

False Cause 

400

The speaker extends a generalization to exceptional cases

sweeping generalization 

400

The 5 fallacies of induction are

sweeping generalization, hasty generalization, false analogy, false cause, fake precision 

400

Can you believe I found a chicken nugget in my Wendy's chili? They need to stop making chili right away! 

Hasty Generalization 

400

If you don't take your vitamins regularly, you will be at risk for a number of diseases. You may not have a long life span. 

Appeal to Fear 

400

False Precision 

500

The speaker misuses statistics 

fake precision 

500

Inductive fallacies are arguments that misuse __________ data or don't follow proper methods of inductive reasoning 

Empirical 

500

I need to buy a Mother's Day gift for my mom. All moms love home made gifts and prefer you to save money. So I am not going to actually buy her anything. 

Sweeping Generalization (Although she might love your home gift- you should consider treating your hard working momma :)!  ) 

500

I have two major exams to study for. My Latin teacher is telling me my latin exam is most important and my Science teacher is telling me the my science exam is most important to prepare for. I am just going to study half of my latin and half of my science material. 

Fallacy of Moderation 

500

Hasty Generalization 

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