Appeal to fear


 
Name of fallacy Appeal to fear
Aliases  
Type Irrelevant Argument, Informal Argument
Description A specific type of appeal to emotion where an argument is made by increasing fear and prejudice towards the opposing side
Example  
Form 
Treatment Identify the type of fear (fear of the unknow, fear of change ...) and the use of fear in the argument. Show that it does not change the truth of the argument and reduce the fear by providing information.

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