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Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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That was a singularly brilliant idea. I have never seen such a clear and eloquent defense of Plato's position. If you do not mind, I'll base my paper on it. Provided that you allow me a little extra time past the deadline to work on it.
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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 1,236 Total Answer Attempts   78%
 958 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 278 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

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

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