Fallacies – Overview And The Different Types

01.11.23 Fallacies Time to read: 1min

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Fallacies in the English language refer to the common shortcomings in reasoning and logic that often influence our judgments and invalidate our arguments. They are difficult to identify, as they typically appear reasonable and logical at first, but are in fact flawed due to their deceptive nature. As a result, the audience is often manipulated to accept incorrect conclusions. Find the most commonly occurring fallacies in the list below.

Overview of fallacies articles

Ad Hominem Fallacy Fallacy of Composition Non Sequitur Fallacy
Anecdotal Fallacy False Cause Fallacy Personal Incredulity
Appeal to Authority Fallacy False Dilemma fallacy Post Hoc Fallacy
Appeal to Emotion Gambler’s Fallacy Red Herring Fallacy
Bandwagon Fallacy Genetic Fallacy Slippery Slope Fallacy
Base Rate Fallacy Golden Mean Fallacy Special Pleading
Begging the Question Fallacy Hasty Generalization Fallacy Straw Man Fallacy
Burden of Proof Fallacy Loaded Question Sunk Cost Fallacy
Circular Reasoning Fallacy Logical Fallacies Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy
Conjunction Fallacy Masked-Man Fallacy The Fallacy Fallacy
Ecological Fallacy Naturalistic Fallacy Tu quoque
Equivocation Fallacy No True Scotsman Fallacy


A fallacy is an error or flaw in reasoning, making an argument false or unreliable. A fallacy occurs, when an argument is based on incorrect information, false premises, or not enough supportive evidence.

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