Index of Terms

Fallacies and terms listed in alphabetical order:

A     B     C     D     E     F     G     H     I     J     K     L     M     N     O     P     Q     R     S     T     U     V     W     X     Y     Z

A

Abduction

Abusive

Accident

Ad Baculum

Ad Hominem

Ad Hominem - Abusive

Ad Hominem - Circumstantial

Ad Ignorantiam

Ad Misericordiam

Ad Populum

Ad Verecundiam

Affirming the Consequent

Ambiguity

Amphiboly

Anecdotal Evidence

Appeal to Authority

Appeal to Bribery

Appeal to Confidence

Appeal to Fear

Appeal to Flattery

Appeal to Force

Appeal to Gravity

Appeal to Guilt

Appeal to Hope

Appeal to Humor

Appeal to Ignorance

Appeal to Mystery

Appeal to Nature

Appeal to Novelty

Appeal to Patriotism

Appeal to Pity

Appeal to Popularity

Appeal to Private Motives

Appeal to Rugged Individualism

Appeal to Tradition

Appeal to Utility

Appeal to Vanity

Arcane Explanation

Authority of the Select Few

B

Bandwagon Effect

Begging the Question

Black & White Thinking

Bribery, Appeal to

C

Canceling Hypotheses

Celebrity Endorsement

Cherry Picking

Circular Reasoning

Circular Evidence

Circular Explanation

Circular Justification

Circumstantial

Common Denominator Fallacy

Complex Question

Composition

Confidence, Appeal to

Conspiracy Theory

D

Damning with Faint Praise

Deduction

Definitional Retreat

Denying the Antecedent

Deriving 'ought' from 'is'

Destroying the Exception

Destroying the Rule

Dicto Simpliciter

Distinction without a difference

Distributive Fallacy

Division

E

Emotional Appeals

Equivocation

Errors in Observation

Errors in Sampling

Ex Concessis

Experimenter Bias

F

Faddism

Fallacy - defined

False Analogy

False Cause

False Compromise

False Dilemma

False Equivalency

False Report

Fear, Appeal to

Fishing for Data

Flattery, Appeal to

Force, Appeal to

Formal Fallacies

G

Gambler's Fallacy

Genetic Fallacy

Gravity, Appeal to

Guilt, Appeal to

Guilt by Association

H

Hasty Generalization

Hope, Appeal to

Humor, Appeal to

Hyperbole, Inductive

Hypothesis Contrary to Fact

Hypothetical reasoning

I

Ignorance, Appeal to

Ignoratio Elenchi

Illicit Major

Illicit Minor

Inappropriate Operational Definition

Induction

Inductive Hyperbole

Infinite Regress

Invincible Authority

Invincible Ignorance

Irrelevancies

J - K - L

Jingoism

Loaded language

Lottery Fallacy

M

Making the perfect the enemy of the good

Middle Ground Fallacies

Misrepresenting the Facts

Misrepresentation

Moving the Goal Posts

Mystery, Appeal to

N - O

Naturalistic Fallacy

Nature, Appeal to

No True Scotsman

Non Causa Pro Causa

Non Sequitur

Novelty, Appeal to

Operational Definition, Inappropriate

Over-reporting the Facts

P

Petitio Principii

Phantom Distinction

Pity, Appeal to

Poisoning the Well

Popularity, Appeal to

Post Designation

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

Pregnant Negative

Private Motives, Appeal to

R

Red Herring

Retroduction

Reverse Accident

Rhetorical ploys

Rugged Individualism, Appeal to

S

Scare tactics

Secundum Quid

Slippery Slope

Snob Appeal

Special Pleading

Speculative Evidence

Splitting the Difference

Straw Man

T

Tainted Data

Tradition, Appeal to

Truthiness

Tu Quoque

U

Uncharacteristic Sample

Uncontrolled Factors

Under-reporting the Facts

Undistributed Middle

Unidentified Experts

Utility, Appeal to

V - W

Vacuous Explanation

Vanity, Appeal to

Vicious Circle

Wishful Thinking

 

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