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Felisha loves the Dallas Cowboys. Her cousin, Eddie, doesn’t. Felisha is trying to convince him that they are going to win the Super Bowl this year. Felisha states:
“The Cowboys are ‘America’s Team’ for a reason. They have a long history of winning games. They have a huge fan base. They are one of the best teams in the NFC East division this year. And with their new recruits, they are bound to dominate on defense. All the sports analysts are predicting a fantastic season, and – ask any fan – we are Super Bowl bound, baby!”
2. Initial Post: Create a new thread and answer all three parts of the initial prompt below
Respond to the following prompts in your initial post:
- Is Felisha’s argument sound or unsound? Use the concepts discussed in your textbook: a valid structure, true premises, and a sound or unsound argument.
- Using the fallacies discussed in chapter 11 of your book, identify one fallacy (by name) in Felisha’s argument and explain why this fallacy is an illogical way to argue her conclusion.
- Describe a time when you successfully argued a point of view and explain why you believe you were successful.