Logical Fallacies
Logical Fallacies / Strawman
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Strawman

The strawman fallacy occurs when one misrepresents an argument so that it becomes easier to attack.

Example of Strawman

  • Those who oppose abortion have no respect for women's rights, and see women as baby-making machines, which is of course wrong. Women must be able to choose.
  • People who oppose gun control are potential terrorists. We cannot allow terrorists to decide our laws. All guns should be banned.

This is a common fallacy.

Books About Logical Fallacies

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

Logically Fallacious Buy On Amazon The Fallacy Detective Buy On Amazon The Art of the Argument Buy On Amazon The above book links to Amazon are affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I may get a commission from the sale.