Understanding Fallacies

Spotting When We Get It Wrong

Decision-making
Ram Neta

Ram Neta

Professor of Philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill

About
One of the very few survival advantages that human beings have over most other animals is our ability to reason. But if we are going to use this survival advantage to our benefit, we had better learn to reason well. Learn how to avoid using (or being fooled by) common fallacies of logic and argument.

Understanding Fallacies

PART 1: Fallacies of Unclarity
13 Episodes

Trailer

2 min

1. What and Why

10 min

2. Misusing Useful Tools

11 min

3. Unclarity

7 min

4. Vagueness

7 min

5. Paradoxes

11 min

6. Conceptual Slippery Slopes

7 min

7. Fairness Slippery Slopes

9 min

8. Causal Slippery Slopes

11 min

9. Ambiguity

10 min

10. Semantic vs. Syntactic Ambiguity

10 min

11. Fallacies of Equivocation

10 min

12. “In” vs. “About”

9 min

Himalaya Learning Membership

  • check

    Ad-free listening

  • check

    100+ Expert-Led Courses

    Immediate access to our full, extensive library of audio courses, and new additions as they become available

  • check

    Community

    Unlock an exclusive network of like-minded, intellectually curious people just like you

Got questions? We've got the answers

  • What comes with each course?
    Courses on Himalaya Learning are designed to teach actionable skills to help you reach your potential. What you will get from the courses includes immersive curriculums, series of bite-sized lessons, course summaries, and curated resources.
  • How long are the courses?
    Courses vary in length from 1 to 8 hours. Each course consists of lessons around 5 minutes each.
  • How can I redeem a discount code?
    If you use an Android phone, you can apply the code at check out in the Himalaya app. If you use an iPhone, you can apply the code at www.himalaya.com

Partners

Time to Become a Better You

7 day free trial, then $69.99 per year