Rhetological Fallacies Part 1

Errors and manipulations of rhetoric and logical thinking

Appeal to the Mind

  • Appeal to Anonymous Authority – Using evidence from an unnamed “expert” or “study” or generalised group (like “scientists”) to claim something is true.
  • Appeal to Authority – Claiming something is true because an unqualified or untrustworthy “expert” says it is.
  • Appeal to Common Practice – Claiming something is true because it’s commonly practised.
  • Appeal to Ignorance – A claim is true simply because it has not been proven false (or false because it has not been proven true).
  • Appeal to Incredulity – Because a claim sounds unbelievable, it must not be true.
  • Appeal to Money – Supposing that, if someone is rich or something is expensive, then it affects the truth of the claim.
  • Appeal to Novelty – Supposing something is better because it is now or newer.
  • Appeal to Popular Belief – Claiming something is true because the majority of people believe it.
  • Appeal to Probability – Assuming because something could happen, it will inevitably happen.
  • Appeal to Tradition – Claiming something is true because it’s (apparently) always been that way.

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8 Comments Add yours

    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog.

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      1. Always happy to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear!
        xoxox πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸŒΉπŸ˜Š

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      2. GS says:

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  1. Sang says:

    Awesome…

    Paradoxically, these are the many ways used by marketers to ‘seduce’ customers..

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    1. GS says:

      Yup there is a whole branch of persuasive marketing.

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  2. Mark Hughes says:

    So true, many people in my industry claim to be β€˜experts’, what is an expert anyway!πŸ˜‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Hahha true that…I think it comes with years and years of experience…or maybe not…who knows..haha

      Liked by 1 person

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