Tag: fallacies

105 What logical fallacy is "If you don't like it, move!"? 2018-11-22T02:01:07.810

66 Logical fallacy: X is bad, Y is worse, thus X is not bad 2016-10-11T09:28:06.083

53 Why do they say I am committing a fallacy when I am just insulting someone? 2018-04-04T20:32:01.457

36 Is circular reasoning always a fallacy? 2018-09-17T13:18:00.833

36 Is it a fallacy if someone claims they need an explanation for every word of your argument to the point where they don't understand common terms? 2019-02-27T05:55:49.517

29 Does the no true Scotsman fallacy apply to anti Stalinist etc. communism? 2018-07-27T07:23:09.087

29 Is "I cannot imagine a mechanism for X to happen, so X can never happen" a named logical fallacy? 2018-12-11T15:42:08.727

27 If the Bible contains circular reasoning, does it discredit it? 2016-01-11T14:24:04.713

27 Isn't the notion that everything will occur in an infinite timeline an example of the gambler's fallacy? 2020-01-30T14:53:00.397

24 What's so fallacious about the Slippery Slope Fallacy? 2012-10-23T19:21:57.600

24 What type of rhetorical device is the offering of a source which is really long and not specifying what part of the source is relevant? 2019-11-06T16:46:28.227

23 What is this logical fallacy? (Nothing new under the sun?) 2021-01-23T04:34:17.450

22 Is it a fallacy to say that a sane person cannot apply rational thought to the motivations of the insane? 2015-12-01T16:58:45.707

22 Which fallacy: "If white privilege exists, why did Elizabeth Warren pretend to be an Indian?" 2019-11-05T04:39:13.707

21 What do you call the fallacy of thinking that some action A will guarantee some outcome B, when in reality B depends on multiple other conditions? 2019-09-29T23:05:49.257

20 What fallacy is this? “This happened, therefore there must be good reasons for it” 2020-06-01T13:18:56.733

18 What fallacy dismisses problems by presenting "bigger" problems? 2015-06-24T20:57:37.417

17 What fallacy dismisses criticism of a bad law with "just don't break it"? 2017-03-30T15:35:30.880

17 What is the name of this fallacy: 101 is either binary or decimal? 2020-09-10T03:19:16.933

16 What's the name of the logical fallacy where a debater extends a statement far beyond the original statement to make it true? 2019-03-20T12:31:12.990

15 Was Plato using strawmen in his dialogues? 2011-07-20T10:49:39.260

15 Name for reverse Ad Hominem, (i.e. praising the defense)? 2016-12-26T17:04:24.140

15 Do "if everybody did it" arguments commit a fallacy? 2017-08-24T13:23:43.183

15 What fallacy is assuming something is the case because of past events 2019-01-28T10:26:51.923

15 I have trouble understanding this fallacy: "If A, then B. Therefore if not-B, then not-A." 2019-02-24T10:25:41.243

14 Are all fallacies created equal? 2013-08-12T23:41:41.597

14 What fallacy excludes "outsiders" from discussing "insider" issue? 2015-09-29T21:42:25.207

14 If a person claims to know anything could it be disproven by saying 'prove that we are not in a simulation'? 2019-08-14T13:04:25.163

14 Is reductio ad absurdum a fallacy? 2020-01-30T19:58:08.460

13 Is there a fallacy about "appeal to 'big words'"? 2019-08-14T11:28:15.810

13 Is there a name for the fallacy whereby the other party to the debate only suggests, does not articulate, what their point is? 2020-03-07T17:12:33.640

11 What is the fallacy in comparing evolution to a fairy tale? 2012-06-12T09:27:58.347

11 What is the fallacy: "Nothing bad has happened, so nothing bad will happen" 2014-12-04T21:29:49.130

11 Is there a name for the fallacy that refuting the argument refutes the conclusion? 2017-04-17T16:10:47.393

11 When is pointing out a person's hypocrisy not considered to be a logical fallacy? 2019-07-12T23:06:26.147

10 Are "if smoke then fire" arguments deductive or inductive? 2017-09-18T20:46:40.357

10 Name for this Logical Fallacy 2020-01-10T06:05:57.047

9 What's the name for an argument that "this book or this person says P is true, therefore P must be true"? 2015-07-17T14:38:48.847

9 Is one commiting the "argument from authority" fallacy and/or the "consensus fallacy" when one refers to a scientific consensus when asserting truth? 2016-06-25T18:58:37.653

8 What is an 'argumentum ad lapidem'? 2011-06-13T18:57:05.853

8 What is the term for an argument where denial of the proposition can be used as evidence of the proposition's truthfulness? 2011-07-14T16:28:09.847

8 Is "if A then B; B therefore A" a subset of the "post hoc" fallacy? 2011-12-09T23:26:27.927

8 is "2+3=6, then 2+3+1=7" an example of the fallacy fallacy? 2013-02-16T10:02:34.097

8 Is there an onus on the critic to provide an alternative solution? 2015-03-10T01:04:29.050

8 Asymmetries in two opposite arguments from ignorance 2015-05-25T09:35:06.313

8 What name or label applies to a statement the very act of making which contradicts its truth? 2015-12-02T10:04:29.093

8 Logical fallacy classification: comparing the best from one group with the worst in another 2016-03-30T12:41:48.440

8 Is this a fallacy: no argument against X, therefore X? 2016-04-08T11:46:00.457

8 What is the difference between a formal fallacy and an informal fallacy? 2016-09-15T19:50:19.983

8 Does the Fallacy Fallacy make logic useless? 2016-12-04T03:21:24.213

8 What point is Richard Dawkins trying to make here? Is it a fallacy? 2017-09-15T17:38:15.727

8 Inadequately small sample fallacy 2018-06-01T18:22:21.187

7 What is a "straw man" argument? 2011-06-12T19:25:31.400

7 What is fallacious about an argument that "I know X well, so she is right"? 2011-08-18T16:24:57.290

7 Have any philosophers argued that ad hominems are sometimes valid? 2016-02-26T05:20:32.180

7 What is the fallacy where you completely discredit someone because of a single mistake? 2016-04-13T12:58:39.310

7 Why is an appeal to authority sometimes valid? 2016-06-28T20:15:55.550

7 If a claim is supported by a valid authority does the burden of proof shift? 2016-07-13T20:40:04.007

7 Is it a logical flaw to blame someone for an event if they were simply its causal factor? 2017-05-25T20:16:54.210

7 Are there terms for being "inside" vs "outside" an argument? 2017-08-17T05:49:30.633

7 Can an argument be formally valid with sound premises and still be informally fallacious? 2018-09-16T19:54:46.133

7 Only three countries don't use the metric system: the US, Liberia and Myanmar 2020-08-26T18:25:14.853

7 What is this fallacy: “Expecting something to continue just because it has never stopped” 2020-10-03T16:10:10.360

7 What is the philosophical term for using half-truths to intentionally mislead? 2020-12-09T15:52:06.180

6 Is the argument 'you cannot claim that "God doesn't exist" because you cannot demonstrate this inexistence' an argumentum ad ignorantiam? 2013-02-15T18:04:22.867

6 What fallacy takes place in asking a loaded leading question: "Why do you think elephants are smaller than mosquitos?" 2014-05-16T00:14:19.610

6 Is Laurence Krauss's statement "something can come from nothing" a misleading statement? 2014-06-05T01:47:09.497

6 Is there a name for the inverse of the naturalistic fallacy? 2014-09-10T06:11:45.590

6 Is it possible to make non-fallacious arguments outside of mathematics? 2015-01-07T18:14:48.200

6 Is it possible to appeal to emotion without commiting a fallacy? 2015-01-14T21:52:00.457

6 Is there a term for the absence of evidence fallacy with regard to scientific falsification? 2015-07-17T18:33:55.047

6 Any video course on Logic & Logical fallacies? 2015-08-05T01:59:07.243

6 What fallacy assumes that being familiar with something makes one an expert on it? 2015-11-19T20:44:28.813

6 Is death impossible because it is impossible to be conscious of being unconscious? 2015-12-02T17:51:52.543

6 What fallacy dismisses a conclusion because supporters give invalid arguments for it? 2016-02-19T22:05:52.510

6 Is "you're part of the problem" a logical fallacy? 2016-03-23T12:56:38.823

6 Logical fallacy of assuming people are stupid 2016-04-16T05:33:42.990

6 What is the utility of the named logical fallacies? 2016-11-17T14:54:45.920

6 What fallacy infers motivation from mere description? 2017-06-11T23:27:20.510

6 What fallacy accepts P and P → Q but rejects Q (denies modus ponens)? 2018-04-21T04:12:43.980

6 Is there a name for the fallacy: 1/100 chance == 100 times guaranteed success? 2018-10-28T14:59:28.273

6 Where is the fallacy here? 2019-03-05T00:11:31.190

6 What is the name of the fallacy where one implies something is false simply because someone evil supported it? 2019-05-02T18:36:51.570

6 How far does the fallaciousness of the recourse to authority fallacy reach? 2019-05-09T14:20:51.060

6 What is the fallacy / bias where the sample is taken after the fact? 2019-10-25T09:09:05.743

6 Paradox of compromise illustrated by neighbours painting houses 2020-01-24T11:38:05.373

5 Is it an informal fallacy to call an argument ridiculous without pointing out the flaw? 2013-02-25T17:37:06.453

5 Conspiracy theories: an argument from silence, or appeal to ignorance? 2013-09-20T14:56:44.760

5 Is "we can't do good because bad exists" a logical fallacy? 2013-12-16T14:01:06.237

5 Is appeal to conspiracy a fallacy? 2014-08-24T04:05:16.703

5 Is "God does not exist; therefore, the argument for God's existence is not sound" fallacious? 2015-03-29T12:35:06.087

5 Identify the fallacy: "Because we have never had complaints about our food, our food must not be bad" 2015-11-21T01:26:01.813

5 Is there an Informal Fallacy for misusing/overidentifying Informal Fallacies in an argument? 2017-02-21T16:43:48.673

5 What fallacy argues that we should do nothing because we can not do everything? 2017-04-06T01:57:05.197

5 Why there are so many blunders/fallacies in Plato's Dialogues? 2017-07-18T01:43:44.173

5 What is the name of the fallacy that only reasons about an action in itself, outside of its context? 2017-07-20T17:36:00.313

5 Popper vs the Argument from Ignorance 2017-08-16T13:48:15.303

5 Logical fallacy: when you know the outcome, so you cannot see any other possible ex ante prediction 2017-12-11T13:40:53.987

5 Innocent until proven guilty - why? 2018-03-13T17:26:14.567