What are Logical Fallacies?

In a world where countless ideas are being shared, debated, and analyzed, it’s more important than ever to spot the good ones among the bad ones. We tend to overlook negative arguments when it comes from someone you trust and respect. So I’m here writing this for people that need key signs for when someone says something not in the spite of a rational and ethical argument, but to merely make you feel automatically lower in the conversation. These people do this by demining your argument to make it easier to attack.

Logical Fallacies by Connor Boyack

So you might be wondering, what are Logical Fallacies exactly? Well Logical Fallacies are irrational arguments people make when they’re conversing, debating, and/or analyzing with someone or a group of people.

Logical Fallacies are one of the most commonly used methods to spread misinformation about someone or something. They are considered bad arguments.

Most Commonly used Logical Fallacies: 
1. Ad hominem: Attacking your opponent's character or personal traits in an attempt to undermine their argument. (Instead of trying to justify their argument with facts they blatantly attempt to call you names and make fun of your physical appearance for the sake of "winning" the argument.) 
2. Strawman: Misrepresenting someone's argument to make it easier to attack. (If someone says they love puppies, the offender will make the claim that the person hates cats, how dare they.) 
3.Tu quoque: Avoiding having to engage with criticism by turning it back to the accuser - answering criticism with criticism.  (Instead of accepting constructive criticism from someone the person gets all defensive and criticises the other person back.) 
4. Bandwagon: Appealing to popularity or the fact that many people do something as an attempted form of validation. (Just because everyone says x is good, I now think x is good.) 
5. Appeal to emotion: Manipulating an emotional response in place of a valid or compelling argument. (Someone trying to guilt trip you in order to get what they want from you.) 

Check Out My Sources: 

Logical Fallacies by Connor Boyack (novel)

15 Logical Fallacies You Should Know Before Getting Into a Debate:


6 Logical Fallacies That Can Ruin Your Growth:


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