False Premise: When Arguments Are Built on Bad Foundations - Effectiviology - Deepstash
A false premise

... is a faulty assumption that becomes the basis of an argument and makes it logically unsound. For example, all birds can fly. Penguins can't fly. Therefore, penguins are...

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False Premise: When Arguments Are Built on Bad Foundations - Effectiviology

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A logical fallacy is reasoning that contains a flaw.

Many logical fallacies rely on false premises:

  • Appeal to nature - claiming something is go...

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  • An explicit premise is when a premise is mentioned directly as part of an argument.
  • An implicit premise means that the premise is hinted at and use...

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When you respond to the use of false premises, you should generally call them out as false, explain why they're false, and how them being false invalidates the argument.

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  • Ensure that you're aware of all the premises your argument is based on and that you know that your premises are true.
  • You can engage in self-distancing

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