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Flaw Practice – Movies

Identify the flaw in the argument: “This is the best movie of all time. After all, no other movie could possibly measure up to this movie in its writing, acting, and directing.  We can be sure of that because this is, after all, the best movie.”

Answer

This is circular reasoning.  Is your head spinning reading this?  If so, it’s probably because the argument is running in circles.  Circular reasoning occurs when the conclusion of the argument is the same as one of the premises of the argument.

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