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Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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Appeal to Flattery
AKA Apple Polishing, various 'colorful' expressions

Category: Fallacies of Relevance (Red Herrings) → Distracting Appeals

An Appeal to Flattery is a fallacy of the following form:

  1. Person A is flattered by person B.
  2. Person B makes claim X.
  3. Therefore X is true.
The basic idea behind this fallacy is that flattery is presented in the place of evidence for accepting a claim. This sort of "reasoning" is fallacious because flattery is not, in fact, evidence for a claim. This is especially clear in a case like this: "My Bill, that is a really nice tie. By the way, it is quite clear that one plus one is equal to forty three."

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 34 Total Answer Attempts   9%
 3 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 31 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

 
10 - Post Hoc
3 - Appeal to Flattery
3 - Hasty Generalization
2 - Misleading Vividness
2 - False Dilemma
1 - Burden of Proof
1 - Appeal to Pity
1 - Personal Attack
1 - Middle Ground
1 - Appeal to Authority
1 - Biased Generalization
1 - Ad Hominem
1 - Red Herring
1 - Appeal to Emotion
1 - Begging the Question
1 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
1 - Relativist Fallacy
1 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
1 - Poisoning the Well

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