Appeal to motive


 
Name of fallacy Appeal to motive
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Type Irrelevant Argument, Informal Argument
Description Argument by attributing prejudices or motives to one's opponent
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Treatment Best dealt with by pointing out that other prejudices may equally well determine the opposite view, and that, in any case, the question of why a person holds an opinion is an entirely different question from that of whether the opinion is or is not true.

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