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Encyclopedia > Argumentum ad lazarum

Argumentum ad lazarum is the logical fallacy of thinking a conclusion is correct because the subject of the argument is poor. A logical fallacy may mean nothing more than a fallacy or it may mean an error in deductive reasoning, i. ...


Examples

Family farms are struggling to get by so when they say we need to protect them, they must be on to something.


The homeless tell us it's hard to find housing. Thus it must be.


The monks have foresworn all material posessions. They must have achieved enlightenment.



The opposite is the argumentum ad crumenam. Argumentum ad crumenam is a logical fallacy of thinking a conclusion is correct because the person making the argument is rich. ...


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