Argument from force

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An argument from force is an argument where the threat of force is given as a justification for the truth of a conclusion. It is a specific case of the negative form of an appeal to consequences.

It is also the fundamental value of right-wing philosophy.

It is also known as:

  • Argumentum ad baculum (Latin: "argument to the cudgel" or "appeal to the stick")
  • Appeal to force
  • Might makes right

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