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You said that people should avoid buying products made in foreign sweatshops, but you wear Nike shoes.
Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
AKA "You Too Fallacy"

Category: Fallacies of Relevance (Red Herrings) → Ad hominems (Genetic Fallacies)

This fallacy is committed when it is concluded that a person's claim is false because 1) it is inconsistent with something else a person has said or 2) what a person says is inconsistent with her actions. This type of "argument" has the following form:

  1. Person A makes claim X.
  2. Person B asserts that A's actions or past claims are inconsistent with the truth of claim X.
  3. Therefore X is false.
The fact that a person makes inconsistent claims does not make any particular claim he makes false (although of any pair of inconsistent claims only one can be true-but both can be false). Also, the fact that a person's claims are not consistent with his actions might indicate that the person is a hypocrite but this does not prove his claims are false.

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 1,462 Total Answer Attempts   57%
 827 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 635 Incorrectly Un/Popped
posted by wikiworldorder     

Most Common Responses

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

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