Identify the fallacy, rhetorical technique, and potential difficul-ties in play with each of the following statements. We provide at least one answer for each after the exercises. Keep in mind that more than one answer may sometimes be possible.
p. 260. Exercise 2: Inductive Fallacies
- I am opposed to charging tuition for college. Without tuition-free education, I could never have become mayor of this city.
p. 262: Answers to Exercise 2.
- Post hoc[, ergo propter hoc] (at least twice [emboldening mine]).
One instance of this fallacy is the mayor's implicit argument that no tuition-free education ⇒ Not becoming mayor. But why does the answer state "at least twice"?