24 Nov

Item 1:


In this advertisement poster, Marilyn Monroe, a movie star, “bomb sex”, said that “Yes, I use Lustre-Crème Shampoo”

It means that she had a smooth blond hair thanks to using Lustre Crème. So that she has the mysterious charming to man that every woman craves for.

1. Marilyn Monroe is an attractive blonde

2. She used Lustre-Crème

3. She is very attractive to men.


Using Lustre-Crème helps you become attractive.

However, the advertisers didn’t pay attention to the situation that not every woman wants to captivate men, and they also didn’t think about the fact that as time changed, charming blonde no longer is the fashion trend.

So the conclusion here is based on wrong premises.


Item 2:

Kết quả cua cuộc thi chạy thi với chó như sau:

Nếu bạn thắng: Bạn còn hơn cả chó

Nếu bạn thua: Bạn không bằng con c

Nếu bạn chạy bằng nhau: Bạn không khác gì con chó



False Conclusions are concluded from true premises.

The author use word-play to make this story seem to be valid but actually it is totally soundless.


Item 3:

“The car or nothing”

=>False dilemma.

If you do not have a car, you can still use other kinds of vehicle such as bicycle, motorbike, train.



6 Responses to “Entry4_Hoangthilehang”

  1. nguyenthihuyen November 24, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    First of all, I think that you are misunderstanding about the requirement of the entry 4 which requires students to find and analysis argument structures and fallacies. In each item, you should analyze the advertisement, the story or the article then clearly point out what types of fallacies they make (structural/ content fallacies).
    What is more, your analysis in this entry seems not to be appropriate. For instance, in the 1st item, the premises and conclusion you gave are not clear. In the 3rd item, the photo does not contain the statement “the car or nothing” like you cited.

  2. daothihongnhung November 24, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    I agree with Huyen. You should find some arguments which are related to fallacies such as fallacies of presumption or relevance. In your third item, it is not clear when you say that it is false dilemma.

  3. vuthiphuongthanhe24 November 24, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    I have some comments for your ENTRY 4:
    ITEM 2: you cannot say “False Conclusions are concluded from true premises” because I cannot distinguish which are premises and which is conclusion here. In my opinion, the final sentence is not the conclusion of 2 previous ones.
    ITEM 3: You should not cited “The car or nothing” for the picture and concluded that its false dilemma. Because if this does not show in the picture, your conclusion is just a presumption.

  4. ct09e24 November 24, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    i don’t see your point in item 1. i suppose that you make up the premises and conclusion which are not really indicated from the poster. i don’t also see anything in item 3. i even dont understand it, frankly. and there is a big problem in your essay! you must point out the type of fallacies, not the reason for it! anyway, the second item is quite funny.( phung vu chau long)

  5. duongthithuhuong November 24, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    First, You do not meet requirements of this entry because you just analysed the fallacies without identifying the types of fallacies. Second, in the first item, it only said that “Yes, I use Lustre-Crème Shampoo”. In my opinion, your premises and conclusion are unsuitable because they are not what the advertisement mentioned. In the second item, I think it is not a argument. Finally, the third item is just an picture without any word like you said. It didn’t retrieve from the original source. In that website, it says that it is “false fallacy”, so you made the same conclusion without consideration

  6. nguyenhuyenmy09e24 November 25, 2011 at 1:18 am #

    I agree with all comments above that you do not meet the requirement of the entry 4.
    next, I wonder that the 1st and 2nd item are just your presumption and you maby overthink of them. the premises do not seem to be implied from the origin picture. they might be just your ideas

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