Argument by definition
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Revision as of 20:21, 29 November 2009 by Woozle (some clarifications, and relation to new "definitional argument" page)
It is a logical fallacy due to the fact that its intent is to deceive the listener into agreeing with an unstated argument by presenting a similar (but more persuasive) argument as being identical – a sort of bait-and-switch tactic.
- definitional argument: an argument which seems to be about one thing (whether something is of a certain type) but which is actually about something else (whether a set of rules should be applied to something because of precedent)
- Wikipedia: persuasive definition