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Complex Question

September 22nd, 2009

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Complex Question

classification : informal – fallacies of distraction

An error of presumption in which one ignores all other reasonable alternatives.

Phrasing a question that, by the way it is worded, assumes something not contextually granted, assumes something not true, or assumes a false dichotomy.

Foundations

When two unrelated points are conjoined as a single proposition.

Examples

Do you support freedom and the right to bear arms?

How can we save our country from the bureaucratic dictatorship, the corruption, and the creeping socialism of the present administration? Only one way: vote Independent.

Other Names

Fallacy of interrogation

Fallacy of presupposition

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