False Equivalence: The Problem with Unreasonable Comparisons - Deepstash

It is a logical fallacy and it occurs when someone incorrectly asserts that two or more things are equal because they share some characteristics, regardless of the notable differences betw...

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False Equivalence: The Problem with Unreasonable Comparisons

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  • The equivalence exaggerates the degree of similarity. I.e, stating that two people share a specific personalit...

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  • Show that the similarities between the things being equated are exaggerated, overemphasized, or oversimplified.
  • Highlight the differences between the things being ...

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  • Not every comparison is an equivalence; it’s possible to compare things without suggesting that they are equal to one another.
  • Not every equivalence is false

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If you’re unsure about whether an equivalence that you’re thinking about is reasonable or not, try to highlight the differences between the things that you’re equating, and ask yourself whet...

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It happens when there are two or more opposing positions on a certain topic, and you assume that the truth must rest somewhere in the middle. False balance can be a result of a false equival...

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