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Encyclopedia > Appeal to flattery

Appeal to flattery is a logical fallacy in which a person uses flattery, excessive compliments, in an attempt to win support for their side. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Fallacy. ... If you know one, count yourself lucky. ...


Flattery is often used to hide the true intent of an idea or proposal. Praise offers a momentary personal distraction that can often weaken judgement. Moreover, it is usually a cunning form of appeal to consequences, since the audience is subject to be flattered as long as they comply with the flatterer. Appeal to consequences, also known as argumentum ad consequentiam (Latin: argument to the consequences), is an argument that concludes a premise (typically a belief) to be either true or false based on whether the premise leads to desirable or undesirable consequences. ...


Examples:

"Surely a man as smart as you can see this is a brilliant proposal." (so, if you don't, it means you are stupid)
"I needed a beautiful woman to endorse my product, so naturally I thought of you." (so, if you don't accept, it means you think you're ugly)

Appeal to flattery is a specific kind of appeal to emotion. Appeal to emotion is a logical fallacy wherein the arguer (who is using this fallacy) takes advantage of emotion to prove his or her argument. ...

Fallacies of relevance
AccidentAd nauseamBase rate fallacyChronological snobberyCompound questionFallacy of many questionsFalse compromiseNaturalistic fallacyProof by assertionIrrelevant conclusionSpecial pleadingStraw manTwo wrongs make a right
Appeals to emotion
FearFlatteryNoveltyQueernessPityRidiculeSpiteWishful thinking
Genetic fallacies
Ad hominem (Ad hominem tu quoque) • Appeal to authorityAppeal to motiveAppeal to traditionArgumentum ad crumenamArgumentum ad lazarumAssociation fallacyIpsedixitismPoisoning the wellReductio ad Hitlerum

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Appeal to flattery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (121 words)
Appeal to flattery is a logical fallacy in which a person uses flattery in an attempt to win support for his side.
Flattery is often used to hide the true intent of an idea or proposal.
Appeal to flattery is a specific kind of appeal to emotion.
Encyclopedia: Appeal to emotion (594 words)
An appeal to fear (also called argumentum ad metum or argumentum in terrorem) is a logical fallacy in which a person attempts to create support for their idea by playing on existing fears and prejudices.
An appeal to pity (also called argumentum ad misericordiam) is a logical fallacy in which someone tries to win support for their argument or idea by exploiting their opponents feelings of pity or guilt.
Appeal to spite (also called argumentum ad odium) is a logical fallacy in which someone attempts to win favor for an argument by exploiting existing feelings of bitterness or spite in the opposing party.
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