Fallacies

CT2.0 is dedicated to providing good examples of informal reasoning for use in classrooms in a variety of disciplines.  While we are not terribly fond of the term ‘fallacy,’ as explained On the concept of ‘fallacy’, we do recognize the common use of the term. To support our peers, we provide this list of the current taxonomy of forms of reasoning in CT2.0, along with links to the category pages and RSS feeds for new examples:

Fake Expert

Fake Expert: A fallacious appeal to authority in which the 'expert' is not an expert at all.

Expert in the wrong domain

Expert in the wrong domain: a fallacious version of an appeal to authority - i.e. appealing to a doctor...

Slippery Slope

Slippery slope: If we take one step, we’ll have to take all the rest of them because there’s no...

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

Post hoc ergo propter hoc: “After this, therefore because of this”, a fallacy in reasoning about causes. (I took...

Poisoning The Well

Poisoning the well: Telling the audience what to think of a speaker when you’re introducing the speaker (My next...