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    A logical fallacy

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    What fallacy is represented below?

    We should either pay our teachers better salaries or admit that we don't care about our children's education.

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    This is an instance of false dichotomy (or false dilemma as it is sometimes also called). We are presented two options as if they were mutually exclusive and jointly exhaustive. That is, they are presented as being completely opposed to each other (i.e., they cannot both be true) and as being the only existing ...

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    Explains the fallacious reasoning involved in the statement:

    We should either pay our teachers better salaries or admit that we don't care about our children's education.

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