Which of the following arguments uses a non sequitur fallacy? a. if we allow students to wear caps to school, soon we'll have to let them wear gang colors. b. you should vote for sylvia for class president because everyone else on the squad is voting for her. c. regulations on motorists should be lifted because factories are a bigger source of pollution. d. the gray wolves of winter falls park should be protected because they need our support.
The argument that uses a non sequitur fallacy is C, "Regulations on motorists should be lifted because factories are a bigger source of pollution"
Explanation: Non sequitur fallacy is when the conclusion doesn't follow the premises. That said in different words, the premises is an irrelevant reason to support the conclusion.
So, as true as it is that factories are a bigger source of pollution, the conclusion does not follow from the premises. The fact that regulations on motorists should be lifted, does not necessarily mean that the reason to do that is that factories are a bigger source of pollution.
B. Elect me as mayor because I have the most money.
A non sequitur is a fallacy which involves a loss of link or opposition between the conclusion and the statements that precede it. It is an illogical and irrelevant conclusion of a statement or argument when it is not in line with the premises.
In other words, the fallacy describes an argument that has a conclusion with no connection to previous statement.
From the given arguments, a mayor is an executive post that requires election based on records and abilities of the candidate, not majorly his financial capability.
C. Elect me as mayor because I have the most money.
A non sequitur fallacy occurs when the conclusion of an argument is illogical because it does not follow from the preceding premises.
In this case, electing a mayor because he is the person that has the most money is not logical, since it is not factually correct that the person with the most money makes the best major, or even, that should be the one who is elected major.
Non sequitur (fallacy), an invalid argument whose conclusion is not supported by its premises. Non sequitur (literary device), an irrelevant, often humorous comment to a preceding topic or statement.
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