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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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 757 Total Answer Attempts   43%
 324 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 433 Incorrectly Un/Popped
posted by We Deserve Better     

Most Common Responses

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

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