Logical Fallacies

In between editing this novel I’m playing guitar and I’m getting the advanced scoop on the subject of logical fallacies, a subject I’ve already touched on in the past, and a subject I luv, luv, luv. I came from a hostile environment, arguing with flying objects and all, so I’ve got a natural streak for the art of argument bred in me. Of course, I’m completely into the intellect of the matter with the exclusion of all forms of physical behavior, and I’m looking forward to getting my head into some critical composition.

In my personal definition, a logical fallacy is a tool for arguing that diverts the argument from arriving at the truth for the purpose of persuading for personal gain.

Are you rusty on your logical fallacies?

Here’s a list:

Fallacies of Relevance:
Ad Hominem (Personal Attack)
Bandwagon Fallacy
Fallacist’s Fallacy
Fallacy of Composition
Fallacy of Division
Gambler’s Fallacy
Genetic Fallacy
Irrelevant Appeals
Appeal to Antiquity / Tradition
Appeal to Authority
Appeal to Consequences
Appeal to Force
Appeal to Novelty
Appeal to Pity
Appeal to Popularity
Appeal to Poverty
Appeal to Wealth
Moralistic Fallacy
Naturalistic Fallacy
Red Herring
Weak Analogy

Fallacies of Ambiguity:
Accent Fallacies
Equivocation Fallacy
Straw Man Fallacy

Fallacies of Presumption:
Affirming the Consequent
Arguing from Ignorance
Begging the Question / Circular Reasoning
Complex Question Fallacy
Cum Hoc Fallacy
False Dilemma / Bifurcation Fallacy
Hasty Generalisation Fallacy
‘No True Scotsman’ Fallacy
Post Hoc Fallacy
Slippery Slope Fallacy
Sweeping Generalisation Fallacy
Subjectivist Fallacy
Tu Quoque Fallacy

For a complete and detailed explanation of each fallacy, go to logicalfallacies.info

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One Response to Logical Fallacies

  1. argumentics says:

    some do think your definition is rather misguided. check my post on fallacies. 🙂

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