How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

Logical Fallacies

STUDY
PLAY
Appeal To Authority
Appeals to an authority who is not an expert on the issue under discussion. Example: Abortion to save the mother is irrelevant because a pediatric surgeon has never seen a case in which such a dilemma has arisen
Snob Appeal
Appeals to people's desire for prestige and exclusivity. Example: Pamilla's not for everyone. The best never is
Appeal To Fear
Implicitly threatens the audience. Example: Will there be a job waiting when you leave college?
Appeal To Pity
Attempts to win sympathy. Example: Professor Hall, I must get an A in your course. If you don't give me an A, I won't be able to go to law school
Begging The Question
Offers no actual support; may restate as a premise the conclusion in different words. Example: The reason he is so strong is because of his strength