Logical Fallacies

Logical Fallacies / Proving Too Much

Proving Too Much

The fallacy of proving too much refers to an argument that reaches a conclusions which contradicts things that are known to be true, or contradicts the premises in that argument.

Example of Proving Too Much

One might argue that "all slavery is evil because there are cases where a slave was beaten to death." This is proving too much, because the same logic would reason that since some cases of domestic violence exist, that all marriage is evil.