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Logical Fallacies/Critical Thinking Skills?

Give an explanation of whether you believe that people employ logical fallacies due to laziness or lack of critical thinking skills. Then state other reasons, besides imprecise reasoning, that might lead someone to resort to basing arguments and conclusions on logical fallacies.

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Logical Fallacies

(a) Give an explanation of whether you believe that people employ logical fallacies due to laziness or lack of critical thinking skills.

A fallacy is defined as any unsound or erroneous reasoning made in judgment and decision making (Sternberg, 2006, p. 440)... Similarly, critical thinking skills is a higher order of interpretation and evaluation for making valid judgments (Burbach, Matkin, &Fritz, 2004).Thus, the process of critical thinking is focused on making analyzes and inferences as well as providing an explanation of evidence upon which judgments are to be made. According to Burbach et. the origin of critical thinking dates 2500 years to Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Moreover, critical thinking is viewed as a goal of higher education, which consists of evaluating, interpreting, analyzing, and making inferences as well as providing an explanation of evidence, upon which judgments are made. Moreover, according to Burbach et al., dates back 2500 years to Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Further, as Haskins (2003) notes, critical thinking is more than thinking logically and rationally, the concept is ...

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The solution explores why some people employ logical fallacies using "lazy" critical thinking skills.

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