Anne Pollok

Special Pleading

Description: Special Pleading is a fallacy in which a person claims there is an exemption to a general or universal principle (rule, law, policy,...

Read More ...

Slippery Slope

Also known as: The Camel’s Nose Description: The Slippery Slope is a fallacy in which a person argues that one thing must inevitably follow...

Read More ...

Wilhelm von Humboldt

[Revised entry by Kurt Mueller-Vollmer and Markus Messling on May 24, 2022. Changes to: Bibliography] Wilhelm (Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand) von Humboldt, German...

Read More ...

Refusal to Generalize

Also Known As: Bad Apple Fallacy Description: This fallacy involves uncritically dismissing a significant number of examples or statistical evidence without adequately considering whether...

Read More ...