Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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You will raise money for children because you are awesome
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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 1,174 Total Answer Attempts   83%
 970 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 204 Incorrectly Un/Popped
posted by JGP     

Most Common Responses

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

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