Video: 8 informal logical fallacies (for MATSEC philosophy)

Fallacies, despite being wrong, usually appear to be correct and thereby can convince people into accepting them. Fallacies generally result in arguments that are weak, unsound, or invalid. These eight fallacies are examples of informal fallacies, whose error can also be due to their content and context.

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  1. Argument from ignorance
  2. Argument from inappropriate authority
  3. Argument against the man
  4. Begging the question
  5. Appeal to emotion
  6. Appeal to pity
  7. Appeal to force
  8. Irrelevant conclusion
8 informal logical fallacies - ad hominem argument from ignorance inappropriate authority pity force

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