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Appeal To Tradition Fallacy

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Appeal To Tradition Fallacy

Appeal To Tradition Fallacy is a mistake that people make when they think that something is right because it is the way it has always been done. This means that even if something is wrong, we still try to keep doing it the same way because it’s what we’re used to. In other words, this fallacy is about not being willing to change something even if there is a better option. It is important to be open to new ideas and ways of doing things in order to keep up with the times.

Appeal to Tradition, Cognitive Biases, Logical Fallacies

Thomas Lee

Appeal To Tradition Fallacy

Appeal to tradition fallacy, also known as argumentum ad antiquitatem, is a cognitive bias in which an individual puts more value to an idea because it is traditionally accepted or has been around for a long time. This fallacy is often used in an attempt to justify one's beliefs or actions, and it neglects the possibility that the traditional practices or beliefs may be outdated or incorrect. It is often used to reject new or innovative ideas as people may feel more comfortable with the traditional or accepted beliefs. It can also be used as a tool to manipulate people into believing something by appealing to their emotions and relying on the fact that the particular idea or belief has been around for a long time.

Tradition, antiquity, antiquity bias.

Jessica Adams

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

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