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What type of fallacy is this? "Hey, it isn't fair of you to mark down my paper because I was late to class. After all, you didn't finish grading our homework last week."



A. Appeal to authority
B. Tautology
C. Tu quoquo
D. False dilemma
E. Begging the question

This question is part of Final Practice Test - Critical Thinking
Asked by Rtyrrell, Last updated: Aug 08, 2019

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L. Sevigny

L. SevignyDoctor, Las Vegas
Doctor, Las Vegas

Answered on Aug 08, 2019

The correct answer to this question is C, Tu quoquo. This means two wrongs make a right. There are many examples of fallacies, and tu quoquo is one of them. This fallacy is when a person justifies an action by saying someone else has done the same thing or if not the same, a similar action.

In the example in this question, the student feels justified in his action of cheating on a test because someone else was late for class. Both actions are wrong, but the student uses his fallacy to justify how both of their actions make his cheating right.

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rtyrrell

Rtyrrell

Answered on May 15, 2018

Tu quoquo

Tu quoquo is also referred to as two wrongs make a right. Obviously, they dont. Just because someone else did something wrong doesnt make what you did any less wrong!
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