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Appeal To Common Sense

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Appeal To Common Sense

Appeal to common sense is a way of arguing that something is true because it just makes sense. It can be used to convince someone to believe something, even if there is no evidence to back it up. It is important to remember that just because something seems logical, it does not necessarily mean it is true. People should always use facts and evidence to back up their arguments.

Common sense, logical fallacy, cognitive bias.

Thomas Lee

Appeal To Common Sense

Appeal to common sense is a logical fallacy that occurs when an argument is made based on what is considered to be self-evident or obvious. It involves presenting a statement as obviously true without providing any logical proof or evidence to support the claim. In doing so, the speaker is implicitly asking the listener to accept the statement on the basis of its apparent obviousness. This type of argument is considered a cognitive bias because it relies on the listener's subjective opinion of what is obvious, rather than any objective evidence. It can also be seen as a logical fallacy because it does not provide any logical justification for the claim and thus fails to prove that the statement is actually true.

Logical fallacies, cognitive biases, self-evident, obviousness, subjective opinion, objective evidence.

Jessica Adams

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

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