Wishful thinking


 
Name of fallacy Wishful thinking
Aliases  
Type Irrelevant Argument, Informal Argument
Description An argument made according to what might be pleasing to imagine, rather than according to evidence or reason
Example  
Form 
Treatment Show that the argument is an appeal to what is pleasing and not related to truth. Explore the risks of making decision based on what is pleasing rather than evidence and reason.

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