Special pleading


 
Name of fallacy Special pleading
Aliases  
Type Denial Argument, Informal Argument
Description Where a proponent of a position attempts to cite something as an exemption to a generally accepted rule or principle without justifying the exemption
Example Example: "I'm not relying on faith in small probabilities here. These are slot machines, not roulette wheels. They are different."
Form 
Treatment Dealt with by applying one's opponent's special arguments to other propositions which he is unwilling to admit. 

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