Argumentum Ad Consequentiam is a type of logical fallacy in which someone tries to prove something by pointing out the consequences of it being true or false. This type of argument is usually used to influence someone's opinion by making them think that the good or bad outcome of something will happen if they take a certain action. For example, if someone wants you to buy a product, they may tell you that you'll be very happy if you do. This is an example of Argumentum Ad Consequentiam.
Argument, Consequence, Bias, Logical Fallacy
Argumentum Ad Consequentiam is a logical fallacy that assumes that because a premise has a certain outcome, the premise must be true. This type of reasoning is seen as a cognitive bias, as it fails to take into account the other possible outcomes that could result from a given premise. This type of fallacy is commonly seen when someone concludes that an event must have a certain cause, simply because that cause is the most convenient or desirable. This type of thinking is often used to make decisions without considering the full range of evidence or other possible outcomes.
Argument Fallacy, Cognitive Bias, Logical Reasoning, Outcome Bias.
CITATION : "Jessica Adams. 'Argumentum Ad Consequentiam.' Design+Encyclopedia. https://design-encyclopedia.com/?E=213982 (Accessed on April 01, 2023)"
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