Looking for a way to lose your next argument? Use one of the logical fallacies listed below. From Ad Hominems and Anecdotes to the Straw Man and Tu Quoque, you’ll find a description and example for 30 logical fallacies.
Simply defined, a logical fallacy is an error of reasoning. When someone adopts a position or tries to persuade someone else to adopt a position, and they use a bad piece of reasoning, they commit a fallacy. Generally, when people speak of logical fallacies they are usually referring to informal errors of reasoning (like the ones in this collection), rather than to fallacies in the broader, more technical sense.