logical fallacies Flashcards


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logical fallacies

errors in reasoning that underline/sabotage the logic of an argument

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straw man

misinterpreting and/or oversimplifying an argument and addressing that instead of the actual argument

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ad hominem

choosing to attack the character/person providing the argument itself

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slippery slope

if A occurs, then eventually, over the course of many hypothetical steps (B, C, D, E...), Z will happen, too. because of this, A=Z

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post hoc

if B occurred after A, then A must have caused B to occur. implies that one thing was caused by something that happened previously, even though the two are unrelated to each other