This is an adjunct to our fallacies handout. It presents a sample argument with many fallacies and another, less fallacious, argument.
Try to spot the fallacies in the following passage. To see a breakdown of this argument with comments on the various fallacies, click here.
How might we make a stronger argument for the claim that “the feminist argument that pornography is harmful has no merit”? Let’s try to construct an argument that avoids the fallacies above. Please note that much of the “evidence” here will be made up to serve as a model—don’t use this page as a source for any actual research on pornography! We’ll see what a good argument could look like, even if the evidence needed to make that argument doesn’t currently exist.
To see an explanation of this argument, click here and then scroll down.