Appeal to consequences

Name of fallacy Appeal to consequences
Type Irrelevant Argument, Informal Argument
Description Commending or condemning a proposition because of its practical consequences to the bearer
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.