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I compiled these definitions of fallacies in 1995. – DH

Table of Contents

Fallacies of Authority

...related to debaters and audiences

...related to arguments

Fallacies of Distraction

...related to personalities

...related to emotion

...related to other issues

...related to minutia

Conceptual Fallacies

Logical Fallacies


W. Ward Fearnside and William B. Holther. Fallacy: the Counterfeit of Argument. 1959.
Nicholas Capaldi. The Art of Deception. 1971.
Douglas N. Walton. Informal Logic. 1989.
David Kelley. The Art of Reasoning. 1990.

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