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Friday, March 13, 2020

The Advantages Of Appeal To Authority

Appeal to authority (argumentum ad verecundiam) is a logical fallacy, but one that is quite useful in philosophical discussions. Citing something written in a book or paper by a popular scholar tends to shore up your own arguments, and that is why “appeal to authority” ranks among the commonly used logical fallacies—most people, who love to discuss philosophy, will be guilty of it.

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