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Appeal To Authority Fallacy

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Appeal To Authority Fallacy

The Appeal To Authority Fallacy is a type of mistake that people can make when trying to make a decision. It happens when someone believes that a person or organization is always right, even when they don't have the facts to back it up. This can lead to people making bad decisions because they are relying on someone else's opinion instead of their own. It's important to remember that just because someone is an expert or a leader doesn't mean they are always right.

Expert opinion, trust, authority figure.

Thomas Lee

Appeal To Authority Fallacy

The Appeal to Authority Fallacy is a logical fallacy which occurs when an arguer attempts to prove a claim by citing an authority on the subject. This can be done either by direct citation from the authority or by appealing to the authority's opinion. The fallacy is based on the assumption that the authority's opinion is necessarily true and should be accepted without further questioning. However, this is not always the case, as the opinion of an expert may be based on incomplete or incorrect information. Additionally, the authority may not be an expert in the field they are citing. It is important to consider the source of the information and evaluate its accuracy before accepting it as true.

Faulty reasoning, false authority, invalid evidence, unreliable source, illogical argument.

Jessica Adams

CITATION : "Jessica Adams. 'Appeal To Authority Fallacy.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on March 27, 2023)"

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