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Appeals to Motive

The fallacies in this section have in common the practise of appealing to emotions or other psychological factors. In this way, they do not provide reasons for belief.

Appeal to Consequence

Intimidation of the listener with a threat of undesirable consequences.

Appeal to Force

Coercing agreement by forceful or threatening means.

Appeal to Pity

Seeking agreement by means of sympathy.

Argumentum Ad Populum

A proposition argued to be true because it is widely held to be so.

Prejudicial Language

Value or moral goodness is attached to believing the author.