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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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 798 Total Answer Attempts   42%
 338 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 460 Incorrectly Un/Popped
posted by We Deserve Better     

Most Common Responses

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

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