Fallacies of Presumption

Posted on Jun 4, 2011 in Logical Fallacies

A fallacy of presumption is an argument that is faulty because it contains one or more unproven or unfounded assumptions. There are many fallacies in this category:

Sweeping generalization
Hasty generalization
Bifurcation
Begging the question
Question-begging epithet
Complex question
“No true Scotsman”
Special pleading
False analogy
False cause
Slippery slop

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