L:ogical fallacies are reasoning errors that weaken your argument. Learn what fallacies are and how understanding them can benefit you.Read More
Ad hominem fallacy is based on personal and irrelevant attacks against the source of an argument instead of addressing the argument itself.
Tu quoque fallacy occurs when someone's argument is discredited solely based on the allegation that their past actions or words are not consistent with their views.
The loaded question fallacy is a question containing an implicit assumption - that is unverified or controversial.
The red herring is an attempt to divert the attention away from the relevant issue by introducing another irrelevant issue.
Straw man argument is a type of logical fallacy that occurs when someone deliberately distorts or misrepresents their opponent's position.
Burden of proof fallacy occurs when one abuses their burden of proof by attempting to shift it to someone else.
Appeal to emotion occurs when someone uses emotional appeals instead of relevant facts and logic to support a claim.
Post hoc ergo propter hoc occurs when someone assumes that one event must have caused a later event simply because it happened after the other.
The genetic fallacy is a logical fallacy in which someone accepts a claim as true or false solely on the basis of its origin.
The fallacy of begging the question occurs when the conclusion of an argument is assumed in one of its premises.
Slippery slope fallacy occurs when someone asserts that a proposition or action must be rejected because it will have unintended consequences.
Appeal to ignorance is a logical fallacy in which someone argues either for or against something because there is no contradicting evidence.
Fallacy of composition occurs when the properties of a whole and its parts are mistakenly thought to be transferable from one to the other.