Listed below are links to 40 logical fallacies.
Click on the one you like to access definitions, clarifications, and examples.
You may use any of this information on the logical fallacies test.
The fallacies are classified by their types so you can review similar-sounding
terms. The links are listed in an order that generates cumulative
understanding (so you might want to read the links in each category at
the top to better understand the links near the bottom).
Remember that logic does not solve every
problem in the world, nor does it answer all of your questions. Logic
can, however, allow us to generate logical arguments that will be difficult
One of the most important aspects of effective
persuasion is avoiding being caught in the traps of logical fallacies.
The word “fallacy” comes from Latin, meaning “deceit,” “trick,” or “fraud.”
Although sometimes these types of errors are hard to catch, learning to
recognize logical fallacies can help you to be a better writer, listener,
student, and voter. Don’t be fooled by the twisted rhetoric of another.
Likewise, you need to avoid misleading your own audience when you write