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Dr. Bo's Criteria for Logical Fallacies:

  1. It must be an error in reasoning not a factual error.
  2. It must be commonly applied to an argument either in the form of the argument or in the interpretation of the argument.
  3. It must be deceptive in that it often fools the average adult.

Therefore, we will define a logical fallacy as a concept within argumentation that commonly leads to an error in reasoning due to the deceptive nature of its presentation. Logical fallacies can comprise fallacious arguments that contain one or more non-factual errors in their form or deceptive arguments that often lead to fallacious reasoning in their evaluation.

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Hello. What fallacies are committed in these passages? (Apr 11, 2019)
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Is this argument an example of equivocation or other fallacies? (Apr 10, 2019)
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Is this argument an example of equivocation or other fallacies? (Apr 10, 2019)
Is this argument an example of equivocation or other fallacies? (Apr 10, 2019)
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Fallacie to say "Your opinion is horrible" (Mar 17, 2019)
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Fallacie to say "Your opinion is horrible" (Mar 17, 2019)
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Fallacy name for an erroneous notion that favor in the interest of one party indicates a disfavor or. . . (Mar 04, 2019)
"Title wave" of citations (Mar 16, 2019)
"Title wave" of citations (Mar 16, 2019)
Is this reasoning fallicious or faulty? (Mar 16, 2019)
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Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 13, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 13, 2019)
Fallacie to say "Your opinion is horrible" (Mar 11, 2019)
Fallacie to say "Your opinion is horrible" (Mar 11, 2019)
Fallacie to say "Your opinion is horrible" (Mar 11, 2019)
“Denialism” Popular Political Label. List of Atributable Fallicies? (Mar 11, 2019)
Is there a fallacy here (Mar 10, 2019)
Is there a fallacy here (Mar 10, 2019)
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Is there a fallacy here (Mar 10, 2019)
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What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Mar 09, 2019)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Mar 09, 2019)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Dec 02, 2018)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Mar 09, 2019)
Is there a fallacy here (Mar 09, 2019)
Is there a fallacy here (Mar 09, 2019)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Mar 09, 2019)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Mar 09, 2019)
What fallacy is this? Dictators support attacks on journalists. Therefore if you attack one journal. . . (Mar 08, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 08, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 08, 2019)
Is something not right in this? (Mar 08, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 07, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 07, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 07, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 07, 2019)
When person A quotes "somebody" and they secretly agree with "somebody" and Pers. . . (Mar 07, 2019)
When person A quotes "somebody" and they secretly agree with "somebody" and Pers. . . (Mar 07, 2019)
Is something not right in this? (Mar 07, 2019)
Is something not right in this? (Mar 07, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 07, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 06, 2019)
Retroactive logic invalidation (Mar 07, 2019)
Retroactive logic invalidation (Mar 05, 2019)
Is something not right in this? (Mar 07, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 07, 2019)
Fallacy of misapplied model (Mar 07, 2019)
Fallacy of misapplied model (Mar 06, 2019)
Is something not right in this? (Mar 07, 2019)
Is something not right in this? (Mar 07, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 07, 2019)
Is something not right in this? (Mar 07, 2019)
Is something not right in this? (Mar 07, 2019)
What type of emotional fallacies are this? (Mar 07, 2019)
What type of emotional fallacies are this? (Mar 07, 2019)
What type of emotional fallacies are this? (Mar 07, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 07, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 07, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 06, 2019)
Retroactive logic invalidation (Mar 06, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 06, 2019)
Trying to figure out the fallacy here, I can't put my thumb on it. (Mar 06, 2019)
Fallacy of misapplied model (Mar 06, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 03, 2019)
Retroactive logic invalidation (Mar 06, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 05, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 05, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 05, 2019)
Is this a fallacy, dodging the issue or obfuscation? (Mar 05, 2019)
Is this a fallacy, dodging the issue or obfuscation? (Mar 05, 2019)
Fallacy name for an erroneous notion that favor in the interest of one party indicates a disfavor or. . . (Mar 05, 2019)
Fallacy name for an erroneous notion that favor in the interest of one party indicates a disfavor or. . . (Mar 05, 2019)
Fallacy name for an erroneous notion that favor in the interest of one party indicates a disfavor or. . . (Mar 05, 2019)
Fallacy name for an erroneous notion that favor in the interest of one party indicates a disfavor or. . . (Mar 05, 2019)
Fallacy name for an erroneous notion that favor in the interest of one party indicates a disfavor or. . . (Mar 05, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 05, 2019)
Is this a fallacy, dodging the issue or obfuscation? (Mar 04, 2019)
Is this a fallacy, dodging the issue or obfuscation? (Mar 05, 2019)
Fallacy name for an erroneous notion that favor in the interest of one party indicates a disfavor or. . . (Mar 05, 2019)
Is this reasoning fallicious or faulty? (Mar 05, 2019)
Fallacy name for an erroneous notion that favor in the interest of one party indicates a disfavor or. . . (Mar 05, 2019)
Is this reasoning fallicious or faulty? (Mar 04, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 03, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 03, 2019)
Infanticide vs Natural Selection (Mar 03, 2019)

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