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Appeal To Emotion

September 22nd, 2009

Appeal To Emotion

classification : informal – fallacy of relevance – appeals to motive in place of support

Manipulating peoples’ emotions in order to claim something as true rather than by providing verifiable or factual support.


Using tactics to incite emotions

An effective persuasive device that plays on peoples’ emotions


We need to jail all the perverts.

Sub Fallacies

Appeal to consequences
Appeal to envy
Appeal to fear
Appeal to greed
Appeal to hatred
Appeal to ignorance
Appeal to flattery
Appeal to pity
Appeal to prejustice
Appeal to pride
Appeal to ridicule
Appeal to spite

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