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Master of Philosophy, Lord of Debate, Sultan of Reason

The Adventures of Fallacy Man, from Existential Comics.
posted by Artw on Jan 4, 2014 - 55 comments

You want room 12A, just along the corridor.

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
This book is aimed at newcomers to the field of logical reasoning, particularly those who, to borrow a phrase from Pascal, are so made that they understand best through visuals.

posted by jenkinsEar on Sep 6, 2013 - 49 comments

The Plough and Potato have had a football team since Roman times, so they must be better at it than modern teams!

A primer in the rhetorical tactics of pseudoscience advocates in the form of an inane pub argument about football.
posted by acb on Nov 29, 2012 - 60 comments

All the cool kids know their logical fallacies!

Your Logical Fallacy Is... complete with free downloadable infographic poster.
posted by Miko on Apr 19, 2012 - 41 comments

The problem with slippery slope arguments is that once you start using them you quickly move on to other fallacies

An illustrated guide to common logical fallacies as well as well as a very nice worked example of the fallacies involved in Cardinal Keith O'Brien's recent(ish) article against gay marriage.
posted by DRMacIver on Mar 30, 2012 - 123 comments

You are wrong because you use the fallacy wrong

Across the internet, over the shouts of "First!" can be heard thecries of "Ad hominem!" shamefully and ignorantly used against disagreeing attacks most who call this out fall victim of the dreaded Ad Hominem Fallacy Fallacy [more inside]
posted by AndrewKemendo on Mar 6, 2011 - 107 comments

The Weak Man Argument

The Weak Man Argument or Getting Duped: How the Media Messes with Your Mind. A variant of the 'Straw Man fallacy,' the 'weak man' doesn't misstate a rival's position like a 'straw man,' but instead chooses "the opposition’s weakest (or one of its weakest) arguments or proponents for attack." Originally proposed by Robert Talisse and Scott Aikin here. (pdf)
posted by anotherpanacea on Sep 5, 2009 - 71 comments

A decent list from Cracked? Wow.

Five ways 'common sense' lies to you - a description of some everyday logical fallacies and how they effect us in a larger scale.
posted by flatluigi on Mar 18, 2009 - 70 comments

Hierarchy of Disagreement

The Hierarchy of Disagreement: Based on Paul Graham's essay "How to Disagree" (prev), the diagram ranks the types of arguments that can be made. Not quite the same as logical fallacies but a useful guide to measure whether you're making a good argument or if "you are an ass hat".
posted by GuyZero on May 21, 2008 - 34 comments

Best of the logical web

Fallacy Files
posted by Gyan on Feb 11, 2006 - 16 comments

"This Index of Logical Fallacies

"This Index of Logical Fallacies looks like it should be required reading for anyone who wants to participate in online discussions. (Hello, Metafilterians? I'm looking in your direction...)"

This from someone named Meg Hourihan. . .I found the link useful (very) while finding the linker very condescending, in this case. I guess we can consider ourselves slapped, huh?
posted by Danf on May 1, 2002 - 63 comments

Terrorists on MeFi!

Terrorists on MeFi!
posted by geronimo_rex on Jul 2, 2001 - 22 comments

A classic example

A classic example of Post Hoc Fallacy. Explanation inside.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Nov 24, 2000 - 9 comments

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