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False Dilemma

September 22nd, 2009

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False Dilemma

classification : informal – fallacies of distraction

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

Expanded Definition

Foundations

Failing to state a range of options; an incomplete argument sometimes predicated on extremes.

Examples

Someone who labels other people as all good or all bad.

Every person is either part of the problem, or part of the solution.

My country right or wrong.

Other Names

either-or

black and white fallacy

Stacking the deck

Hobson’s Choice

Pascal’s Wager

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