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A [[Logical Fallacy]] is a seemingly logical or rational argument which violates the rules of logic. Logical Fallacy is a technique often used in rhetorical discourse to persuade others without sound reasoning, i.e. [[Rhetorical Deception]].
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==About==
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A [[logical fallacy]] is a seemingly logical or [[rational]] argument which violates the rules of [[logic]]. Logical fallacy is a technique often used (perhaps unwittingly) in [[rhetoric]]al discourse to persuade others without sound reasoning, i.e. [[rhetorical deception]].
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==Related Articles==
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* The [[:Category:logical fallacies|logical fallacies]] category has a list of logical fallacies
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* Logical fallacies are often used for [[rhetorical deception]]
 
==Links==
 
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*Wikipedia has an [[WikiPedia:Logical Fallacies|article]] containing a long list of common logical fallacies, most with articles of their own, as well as a [[WikiPedia:Category:Logical_fallacies|category]].
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[[File:10+commandments+of+logic.jpg|thumb|a few of the most common logical errors committed in everyday discussion]]
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===Reference===
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====standard references====
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* Wikipedia:
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** [[wikipedia:Logical fallacy|Logical fallacy]] contains a long list of common logical fallacies, most with articles of their own
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** [[wikipedia:Category:Logical fallacies|Category:Logical fallacies]]
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* {{conservapedia}}
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* {{!in|dkosopedia}}: no equivalent page as of 2009-06-18; some individual fallacies are listed
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* {{rationalwiki}}
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* {{!in|sourcewatch}}: redirects to [[sourcewatch:propaganda techniques|propaganda techniques]], which better corresponds to [[rhetorical deception]]
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* [http://creationwiki.org/Logical_fallacy CreationWiki]
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====specialized references====
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* [http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/ Fallacies] list at The Nizkor Project
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* [http://www.logicalfallacies.info/ Logical Fallacies .INFO]: an encyclopedia of errors of [[reasoning]]
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* [http://www.don-lindsay-archive.org/skeptic/arguments.html A List Of Fallacious Arguments]
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* [https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/home Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies]
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===Articles===
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* '''2007-08-15''' [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/08/one-argument--1.html One Argument Against An Army]: this may illustrate a form of logical fallacy
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* '''2007-04-27''' [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/04/the_fallacy_fal.html The Fallacy Fallacy] warns against the idea that an argument is invalid just because it follows the form of a logical fallacy. The article does not, however, give any examples of valid arguments presented in a fallacious form. That said, it would seem true that most logical fallacies have valid arguments at their core, but that they have been somehow misapplied to a new context; it is worth cataloging these errors, as they are both frequent and hard to spot (possibly because they play on [[human nature|flaws in our lower-level reasoning systems]]).
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==Notes==
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* [https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PaulaRizzuto/posts/2VWQG37Qbzw This post] contains a large collection of logical fallacy memes featuring a sports referee.

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About

A logical fallacy is a seemingly logical or rational argument which violates the rules of logic. Logical fallacy is a technique often used (perhaps unwittingly) in rhetorical discourse to persuade others without sound reasoning, i.e. rhetorical deception.

Related Articles

Links

a few of the most common logical errors committed in everyday discussion

Reference

standard references

specialized references

Articles

  • 2007-08-15 One Argument Against An Army: this may illustrate a form of logical fallacy
  • 2007-04-27 The Fallacy Fallacy warns against the idea that an argument is invalid just because it follows the form of a logical fallacy. The article does not, however, give any examples of valid arguments presented in a fallacious form. That said, it would seem true that most logical fallacies have valid arguments at their core, but that they have been somehow misapplied to a new context; it is worth cataloging these errors, as they are both frequent and hard to spot (possibly because they play on flaws in our lower-level reasoning systems).

Notes

  • This post contains a large collection of logical fallacy memes featuring a sports referee.