As the name suggest this fallacy relies on tradition to prove a point, arguing that a thesis must be correct because it has traditionally been so (we?ve always done it this way).
Example of Appeal to Tradition
"Everyone in our family has attended the University of California system, so you must do the same."
The death penalty is acceptable because it has always been the means with which haenous crime has been punished.
Books About Logical Fallacies
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