Welcome to an official mirror site of
The point of an argument is to give reasons in support of some conclusion. An argument commits a fallacy when the reasons offered do not support the conclusion.
These pages describe the known logical fallacies. To browse, either go to the table of contents or follow the 'next' and'previous' icons.
Each fallacy is described in the following format:
Definition: the fallacy is defined
Examples: examples of the fallacy are given
Proof: the steps needed to prove that the fallacy is committed
02 February 1996