From 31 logical fallacies in 8 minutes by Jill Bearup

This great video references YourLogicalFallacyis.com and talks about these fallacies:

  1. Fallacy of Composition
  2. Fallacy of Division
  3. The Gambler's Fallacy
  4. Tu Quoque (Who Are You To Talk?)
  5. Strawman
  6. Ad hominem
  7. Genetic Fallacy
  8. Fallacious Appeal To Authority
  9. Red Herring
  10. Appeal to Emotion
  11. Appeal to Popularity (Bandwagon)
  12. Appeal to Tradition
  13. Appeal to Nature
  14. Appeal to Ignorance
  15. Begging the Question
  16. Equivocation
  17. False Dichotomy (Black or White)
  18. Middle Ground Fallacy
  19. Decision Point Fallacy (Sorites Paradox)
  20. Slippery Slope Fallacy
  21. Hasty Generalisations (Anecdotes)
  22. Faulty Analogy
  23. Burden of Proof
  24. Affirming the Consequent
  25. Denying the Antecedent
  26. Moving the Goalposts
  27. False Cause (and Texas Sharpshooter)
  28. Loaded Question
  29. No True Scotsman
  30. Personal Incredulity
  31. The Fallacy Fallacy


I have fond memories of syllogisms from a high school math class. Wikipedia has a nice & tiny example:

All men are mortal.
Socrates is a man.
Therefore, Socrates is mortal.

The Decision Lab has a nice page about syllogism.

Years ago I enjoyed Lewis Carroll's book Symbolic Logic.

It would be fun to write some recreational computer programs around syllogisms and talk about them in this post.

Tags: Logic, Fallacies, Thinking

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