Appeal to emotion

From Issuepedia
Revision as of 11:39, 12 December 2016 by Woozle (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search


An appeal to emotion or "argument from emotion" is a form of rhetorical deception commonly found in company with one or more logical fallacies which it is working to conceal. It consists of any kind of argument which works more by triggering particular feelings ("pressing emotional buttons") than by conveying actual substance relevant to the subject under discussion.


The two major types of emotional appeal are:

Other types include




version 2