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Flaw Practice – School Board

  • by Fehbe Meza
  • Jan 01, 2020
  • Question of the Day

Identify the flaw in the argument: “The school board is very inefficient. Therefore, each of its members must be inefficient.”

Answer

This is a whole-to-part compositional fallacy.  Remember that something as a whole is different from each of its constituent parts.  So, a premise about something as a whole cannot support a conclusion about one or all of its parts.

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