Saturday, October 14, 2006

Logical Fallacies, Part 15: Appeal to Force

The appeal to force argument uses coercion for its justification. It is akin to the "might makes right" statement--a sure way to lose credibility with your readers. Examples:

Comply with this new security procedure if you want to keep your job.

Our justification for selling the franchise is that the Board of Directors wanted us to do it.

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