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Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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Peter: "Based on the arguments I have presented, it is evident that it is morally wrong to use animals for food or clothing."
Bill: "But you are wearing a leather jacket and you have a roast beef sandwich in your hand! How can you say that using animals for food and clothing is wrong!"
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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 1,319 Total Answer Attempts   57%
 749 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 570 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

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

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