Logical Fallacies

A fallacy is an error of reasoning based on faulty use of evidence or incorrect inference (an interpretation of the facts).

Inductive fallacies result from the wrong use of evidence.
Deductive fallacies result from a failure to follow the logic of a series of statements.

Some Common Fallacies

Terms glossed from:

Rottenberg, Annette T. Elements of Argument. 4th ed. Boston: Bedford, 1994.

Hollihan, Thomas A., and Kevin T. Baaske. Arguments and Arguing: The Products and Process of Human Decision Making. New York: St. Martin's, 1994.

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