Why Should You Learn Logical Fallacies?
This is a key skill to have in your thinking toolbox.
It’s a lifelong skill that will enable you to have to determine whether arguments are true or false.
Whether it’s a political commentator that’s trying to convince you of something or you’re reading a book for school and its arguments need to be critically analyzed, this is useful to have in your mental toolbox.
(This post is still in progress)
Informal Logical Fallacies List
What exactly is a fallacy? A fallacy is simply the use of faulty reasoning.
- Appeal to Force
- Appeal to Pity
- Appeal to the People (Ad Hominem Fallacy)
- Bandwagon, Vanity, Snobbery
- Against the Person
- Abusive, Circumstantial, You Too (Tu Quoque)
- Fallacy of Accident
- Straw Man Fallacy
- Missing the Point Fallacy
- Red Herring Fallacy
- Appeal to Unqualified Authority
- Appeal to Ignorance
- Hasty Generalization
- False Cause Fallacy
- Slippery Slope Fallacy
- Weak Analogy
- Continuum Fallacy
- There’s no clear cut off point, therefore there’s no real distinction