Appeal to consequences


 
Name of fallacy Appeal to consequences
Aliases  
Type Irrelevant Argument, Informal Argument
Description Commending or condemning a proposition because of its practical consequences to the bearer
Example  
Form 
Treatment We can only become immune to the effect of this kind of appeal if we have formed a habit of recognizing our own tendencies to be guided by our prejudices and by our own self-interest, and of distrusting our judgement on questions in which we are practically concerned. 

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