Teaching Philosophy 24 (4):371-377 (2001)

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Robert Fudge
Weber State University
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In critical thinking courses, informal fallacies are often best taught through using myriad examples that illustrate the subtle differences between the different fallacies. However, since a heavy reliance can become tedious for students and instructors, one challenge that teaching a critical thinking course involves is striking an appropriate balance between presenting too many and too few examples. This paper presents a way to introduce informal fallacies through an acted-out dialogue, while reserving more traditional examples for homework or in-class discussion
Keywords Teaching Philosophy
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ISBN(s) 0145-5788
DOI 10.5840/teachphil200124452
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