Sentimental fallacy


 
Name of fallacy Sentimental fallacy
Aliases  
Type Irrelevant Argument, Informal Argument
Description An argument that concludes a premise (typically a belief) to be either true or false based on whether the premise leads to desirable or undesirable consequences.
Example  
FormIt would be more pleasant if; therefore it ought to be; therefore it is
Treatment Addressed by showing that deductive reasoning and experimental evidence is not affected by whether the premise leads to a desirable or undesirable consequences.

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