Appeal to motive

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
(started page)
 
(another example)
Line 6: Line 6:
 
* "You [[atheist]]s are rejecting my [[evidence]] because you want to [[sin]]."
 
* "You [[atheist]]s are rejecting my [[evidence]] because you want to [[sin]]."
 
* "Those scientists are only promoting global warming because they want more funding."
 
* "Those scientists are only promoting global warming because they want more funding."
 +
* "You don't want to have a professional apologist on your show because you're scared of the truth."
  
 
[[Category:Logical fallacies]]
 
[[Category:Logical fallacies]]

Revision as of 08:23, 12 March 2011

An Appeal to motive is a form of logical fallacy that's related to ad hominem attacks. This particular fallacy is when an argument one is making is questioned due to his or her supposed motives.

Examples

  • "You atheists are rejecting my evidence because you want to sin."
  • "Those scientists are only promoting global warming because they want more funding."
  • "You don't want to have a professional apologist on your show because you're scared of the truth."
Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
wiki navigation
IronChariots.Org
Toolbox