Appeal to Ignorance Fallacy Examples in Real Life and in Politics

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The Appeal to Ignorance is a logical fallacy that occurs when an individual asserts that…

(1) something is true because there is a lack of evidence to suggest that it is false. Or, that …
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Begging the Question Fallacy Examples in Real Life, in Commercials & in Politics

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Begging the Question is a logical fallacy that occurs when… (1) You assume the truth of a claim that is yet to be proven and (2) instead of providing evidence for …
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Appeal To Pity Fallacy Examples in Real Life, in Movies & in Politics

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Appeal to Pity is a logical fallacy that occurs when instead of providing evidence, an individual attempts to win an argument by exploiting their opponent’s feelings of pity or guilt.

Example: A …
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Daniel Kahneman – System 1 and System 2 Thinking Explained

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kahneman system 1 and system 2 thinking Noble Laureate Professor Daniel Kahneman describes mental life as composing of two fictitious characters – SYSTEM 1 and SYSTEM 2. In his book ‘Thinking Fast and Slow,’ he explains in …
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Red Herring Fallacy Examples in Real Life and in Politics

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Before going into the examples, here’s a definition of the fallacy… The red herring fallacy occurs when someone deliberately introduces an irrelevant topic in a discussion, to divert the attention away …
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False Dilemma Fallacy Examples in Real Life & in Politics

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The false dilemma, also known as the ‘either-or-fallacy,’ is an informal fallacy that occurs when… Someone is presented with a situation where only two options are considered when in reality, …
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Appeal To Force Fallacy Examples

Appeal To Force Fallacy Examples in Real Life

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Appeal to Force is a logical fallacy that occurs when one uses the threat of force or intimidation to coerce another party to drop their argument. Example: Alex is waiting in …
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Slippery Slope Fallacy Examples in Real Life, in Commercials and in Politics

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Slippery Slope Fallacy Examples

What is the Slippery Slope Fallacy?

Before going into the examples, here is a definition of this fallacy.

The Slippery Slope Fallacy is a logical fallacy where an argument is put forth which …
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The Dunning Kruger Effect: Definition and Explanation

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The Dunning Kruger Effect is a cognitive bias which states that people who possess little knowledge on a topic have a tendency to overestimate themselves. Whereas the more knowledgeable individuals tend to …
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Anchoring Bias Examples

Anchoring Bias Examples in Real Life and in Business

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The Anchoring Bias…

… occurs when a person is influenced unconsciously by the initial piece of information (considered to be the Anchor), which in turn affects their final decision.

Anchoring Bias – Example …
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