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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 1,012 Total Answer Attempts   83%
 835 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 177 Incorrectly Un/Popped
posted by JGP     

Most Common Responses

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

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