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A Good Explanation of the Slippery Slope Fallacy

About a month in the past I revealed a group of sources for educating college students about logical fallacies and cognitive biases. Since then TED-Ed revealed one other good video so as to add to that assortment. The video is Can You Outsmart the Slippery Slope Fallacy?

Can You Outsmart the Slippery Slope Fallacy? facilities round the Vietnam War and makes an analogy between the slippery slope fallacy and the domino principle because it was utilized to the thought of stopping the unfold of communism. Overall, the video does an honest job of explaining the idea of the slippery slope fallacy and the way it’s or can be utilized by politicians. My one criticism of the video is that the finish of it reveals a map that makes it seem as if communism went away by itself in lots of nations relatively than clarify the way it occurred. 

Applications for Education

After watching this video I might have historical past college students attempt to establish different examples of slippery slope arguments used all through historical past. In different settings I’d ask college students to attempt to assume of examples from their very own lives of slippery slope arguments getting used to justify an motion or choice. 

#Note-Author Name – [email protected] (Richard Byrne)

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