Project Logicality | Notes on Common Fallacies & the Fallacist’s Fallacy


Identifying and labeling logical fallacies when they are used as argument strategies is useful – It weakens the rhetorical effect of the labeled argument, possibly even disqualifying it as viable support for a position. But common fallacies can be used not only to legitimately point out truly inductively weak, logically invalid, or otherwise unpersuasive arguments, …

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Project Logicality | Logical Fallacies: Special Pleading


Special Pleading, also known loosely as "covering your ass by inventing stuff out of thin air," is the making of excuses, euphemistically called "reasons" by those prone to invoke them, also as the ad hoc (or ‘in this’) hypothesis, the fallacy of limited scope, and if invented after the fact, often the case, post-hoc reasoning. …

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