Stephen's Guide to the Logical Fallacies

Stephen's Guide to the Logical Fallacies ~ Slippery Slope


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  • False Dilemma
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  • Converse Accident
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  • False Analogy
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  • Accident
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  • Genuine but Insignificant Cause
  • Wrong Direction
  • Complex Cause
  • Begging the Question
  • Irrelevant Conclusion
  • Straw Man
  • Equivocation
  • Amphiboly
  • Accent
  • Composition
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  • Affirming the Consequent
  • Denying the Antecedent
  • Inconsistency
  • Fallacy of Four Terms
  • Undistributed Middle
  • Illicit Major
  • Illicit Minor
  • Fallacy of Exclusive Premises
  • Drawing an Affirmative Conclusion From a Negative Premise
  • Existential Fallacy
  • Subverted Support
  • Non-Support
  • Untestability
  • Limited Scope
  • Limited Depth
  • Too Broad
  • Too Narrow
  • Slippery Slope

    Category: Fallacies of Distraction

    Definition: A series of increasingly unacceptable consequences is drawn

    Examples:

    Proof:

    In order to show that a proposition P is unacceptable, a sequence of increasingly unacceptable events is shown to follow from P. A slippery slope is an illegitimate use of the"if-then" operator.

    Identify the proposition P being refuted and identify the final event in the series of events. Then show that this final event need not occur as a consequence of P. (Cedarblom and Paulsen: 137)


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