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If you reject the non aggression principle then you cannot complain if somebody aggresses against you.... such as mugging you, setting fire to your house or stealing your car.
False Dilemma
AKA Black & White Thinking

Category: Fallacies of Presumption

A False Dilemma is a fallacy in which a person uses the following pattern of "reasoning":

  1. Either claim X is true or claim Y is true (when X and Y could both be false).
  2. Claim Y is false.
  3. Therefore claim X is true.
This line of "reasoning" is fallacious because if both claims could be false, then it cannot be inferred that one is true because the other is false. That this is the case is made clear by the following example:
  1. Either 1+1 =4 or 1+1=12.
  2. It is not the case that 1+1 = 4.
  3. Therefore 1+1 =12.
In cases in which the two options are, in fact, the only two options, this line of reasoning is not fallacious. For example:
  1. Bill is dead or he is alive.
  2. Bill is not dead.
  3. Therefore Bill is alive.

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 841 Total Answer Attempts   43%
 359 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 482 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

 
359 - False Dilemma
45 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
28 - Appeal to Fear
26 - Confusing Cause and Effect
25 - Slippery Slope
24 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
21 - Hasty Generalization
20 - Post Hoc
18 - Poisoning the Well
18 - Appeal to Emotion
17 - Misleading Vividness
15 - Relativist Fallacy
15 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
14 - Guilt by Association
14 - Genetic Fallacy
13 - Fallacy of Composition
13 - Red Herring
13 - Begging the Question
11 - Special Pleading
11 - Ignoring a Common Cause
11 - Appeal to Belief
11 - Appeal to Ridicule
9 - Fallacy of Division
9 - Biased Generalization
9 - Appeal to Pity
8 - Ad Hominem
8 - Appeal to Spite
8 - Appeal to Authority
7 - Burden of Proof
7 - Peer Pressure
6 - Personal Attack
6 - Appeal to Common Practice
6 - Middle Ground
5 - Gambler's Fallacy
5 - Appeal to Tradition
3 - Appeal to Novelty
2 - Appeal to Flattery
1 - Appeal to Popularity

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