Logical Fallacies

by James W. Benham and Thomas J. Marlowe

The first author came up with the original idea, based on William Safire's collection of grammatical rules in a similar format. The second author contributed many (perhaps most) of the examples. Responsiblity for choosing the best ones rests exclusively with the first author.

The following additional fallacies were sent in by Rev. Hugh Ryunyo King:

Please feel free to submit other logical fallacies (in never-say-never form) to benham@pegasus.montclair.edu. I will try to incorporate the best ones into this page, even at the expense of replacing some of the ones above.

Last modified: December 18, 2002