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Either you favor a strong national defense, or you favor allowing other nations to dictate our foreign policy.
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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 1,342 Total Answer Attempts   75%
 1,002 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 340 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

 
1,002 - False Dilemma
30 - Appeal to Fear
20 - Fallacy of Division
17 - Confusing Cause and Effect
16 - Hasty Generalization
15 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
15 - Red Herring
14 - Misleading Vividness
13 - Guilt by Association
13 - Slippery Slope
12 - Appeal to Emotion
11 - Appeal to Authority
11 - Biased Generalization
11 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
10 - Peer Pressure
10 - Relativist Fallacy
9 - Fallacy of Composition
9 - Poisoning the Well
8 - Genetic Fallacy
8 - Gambler's Fallacy
8 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
8 - Middle Ground
8 - Post Hoc
8 - Begging the Question
7 - Burden of Proof
7 - Personal Attack
6 - Appeal to Ridicule
6 - Appeal to Common Practice
6 - Ignoring a Common Cause
5 - Appeal to Spite
4 - Appeal to Popularity
4 - Appeal to Belief
3 - Appeal to Flattery
3 - Ad Hominem
2 - Appeal to Pity
2 - Appeal to Tradition
1 - Special Pleading

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