Logical Fallacies
Logical Fallacies / Proving Too Much
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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.
  • Fire is a bad thing because there are many fires which burn down property and cost lives. Fire when used properly and with necessary care is a great tool for humanity.

Books About Logical Fallacies

A few books to help you get a real handle on logical fallacies.

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