Asked by Megan Mcgee on Mar 10, 2024

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Which fallacy is committed by the following argument? Because kittens are soft, their ribs are soft.

A) appeal to authority
B) subjectivism
C) division
D) appeal to emotion
E) diversion

Division

The process of dividing or the state of being divided.

Kittens

Young domestic cats, often characterized by their playful and curious nature.

  • Differentiate between several fallacies that entail mistaken reasoning concerning individuals and collectives (composition and division).
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Sydney Weeks

Mar 10, 2024

Final Answer :
C
Explanation :
This argument commits the fallacy of division by assuming that a characteristic of a whole (kittens) must also be true of all the parts (ribs).