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Argumentum Ad Baculum - Definition and Examples

In the pursuit of truth and sound reasoning, fallacies present themselves as deceptive snares that can ensnare even the most critical thinker. Among these is the ad baculum fallacy, or appeal to force, a fallacious argumentative tactic that employs coercion or threats to support a conclusion. This article provides an in-depth exploration of the ad baculum fallacy, unveiling its subtleties, historical roots, and the impact it has on discourse and decision-making.

Strawman argument - Definition and Examples

Definition A strawman fallacy or straw man argument a rhetorical ploy that misrepresents an opponent’s position to make it easier to attack. The term “strawman fallacy” originates from the metaphor of a “man made of straw,” which is a weak and flimsy construct, easily knocked down or destroyed. It was a training object for medieval soldiers. Easy to fight because it never fights back. In the realm of debate, a strawman argument involves distorting or oversimplifying an opponent’s views, position, or argument, creating a distorted or false version of the original stance.

Logical Fallacy Detector App - Version 1.1.18 is released

News This is another quick update. We have just released updated the app v1.1.18 in the Android Play Store: Logical Fallacy Detector App with wider support of new devices and new Android versions. Thank you all who sent us emails with bugreports, we really appreciate this. This app has many more downloads, this screenshot is pretty old. Feedback Your opinion is important to us and helps us to improve this Logical Fallacy Detector.

Logical Fallacy Detector App Fixed

News This is just a short message with quick update. We have just updated the app in the Android Play Store: Logical Fallacy Detector App with the bug fixes. Thank you all who sent us emails with bugreports, they really helped. This screenshot of PlayStore page is really old. This app has many more downloads… Feedback Your opinion is very important to us and helps us to improve this Logical Fallacy Detector.

Logical Fallacy Detector Android App

We have published the app in the Android Play Store: Logical Fallacy Detector App This screenshot was taken when the app was just published, so download count is just 1. Detecting Logical Fallacies The main screen of the app allows to type in any text max 500 letters long. Then after the button Detect is pressed the app sends the text for the analysis to the cloud, receives the detection result with the list of found logical fallacies and shows them under the text.