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Tu quoque: You Too?!?

Have You Ever? You’ve probably had at least a handful of adults tell you not to do drugs or to never drink underage. Imagine that you found out your parents did all of these thing...

Non sequitur: Follow Along!

Have You Ever? During lunch, you’re chatting with your friends about the latest blockbuster movie that came out. All of you are really excited to see it. The reviews are great, yo...

Argument From Repetition: It Works Again and Again

Have You Ever? You’re hanging out with your friend Iggy and idly chatting about a new video game. Her brother Mark is familiar with the franchise and joins in the conversation. A ...

Allegory: More than a Children’s Story

Have You Ever? Have you read George Orwell’s Animal Farm? At the beginning of the story, all the animals work together to overthrow their cruel farmer and run the farm themselves....

Status Quo: Sticking to What You Know

Have You Ever? Have you ever heard the idiom, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease?” Maybe your parents have explained the reasoning behind their actions with the words, “we’ve alwa...

Moral Luck: Who’s to Blame?

Introduction Timmy and Esteban are playing baseball at their local park. On the first pitch, Timmy hits a long fly-ball deep into left field, and it sails over the fence and onto ...

Liberal Feminism: Freedom From Within the System

Introduction “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”  Explanation...