Logical Fallacies
Logical Fallacies / Tu Quoque

Tu Quoque

Tu quoque is a fallacy answering criticism with criticism, or turning the argument back around on the other person. It also applied the logic that because someone has done something, that it justifies someone else doing the same thing.

Example of Tu Quoque

  • The Ancient Greeks were some of the greatest thinkers. They had slaves, so we should have slaves too.
  • Jason: You cheated on your test. Don't you know that is wrong? David: Didn't you cheat on your test last year?

Note

Alternative Name: The two wrong fallacy

This is a common fallacy.