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Logical Fallacies

Logical Fallacies
Strawman is an informal fallacy.

Logical Fallacies are a failure in the argument that comes from a flaw in reasoning. Sometimes it's a trick or a misrepresentation of facts to hide the truth.

There are formal fallacies that happen within the way the argument is formed. The conclusion cannot be reached if you start with the premise. Examples include the bad reason fallacy, quantification fallacies, propositional fallacies and syllogistic fallacies.

And there are informal fallacies where the premises do not support the conclusion of an argument. There are lots of these, including the Ad Hominem, the appeal to nature, circular reasoning, proof by verbosity and 40 more.


Learn about all the different types of

logical fallacies at: logicalfallacies.org


The following videos are from Paul Henne - Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Lake Forest College. He researches causal and moral reasoning, the judgments associated with these reasoning processes, and the moral and political decisions that result from them. He is also the Associate Director of Wireless Philosophy.

Ad Hominem


What Makes a Valid Argument?


Correlation and Causation


Formal and Informal Fallacies


Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc


Fallacy of Division


Fallacy of Composition

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3/21/2022