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Appeal To Tradition

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Appeal To Tradition

Appeal To Tradition is a cognitive bias in which an argument is made based on the assumption that something is correct or beneficial simply because it is a part of an established, long-standing tradition. It is considered to be a logical fallacy because it fails to take into consideration the fact that many traditions have no real basis in fact or logic and may also be outdated. This type of thinking is often used to push a particular agenda or to gain acceptance for a particular viewpoint or decision. This type of bias can lead to an individual or group making decisions or taking actions that are based solely on the fact that it has always been done in the past, without taking into consideration whether or not it is still relevant or beneficial.

Appeal To Tradition, Cognitive Biases, Logical Fallacies

Jessica Adams

CITATION : "Jessica Adams. 'Appeal To Tradition.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on March 25, 2023)"

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