Logical Fallacies
Logical Fallacies / Appeal To Tradition

Appeal to Tradition

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.