A complete interactive list of logical fallacies & rhetorical devices with examples.
Code by @omidpyc
The word ‘rhetological’ is made up. A munge of two things: rhetorical techniques and logical fallacies.
Both are used heavily by institutional powers – governments, religions, political parties – across the entire spectrum to sway opinion, confuse and obfuscate. And, unfortunately, we internalise them, like bad habits, into our own decision-making and mental processes.
How many do you recognise?
Mega-thanks to 李为维, Hayanna Carvalho, Iván Galarza, Klaus-Michael Lux, Kadar Magor, Gilles Peyroux and Adriano Venditti for translation work.
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» See the original static graphic of logical fallacies
» Read about the method & thinking behind this post
» Savour this live example – A few years back, the most senior Catholic bishop here in the UK recently outlined his argument against same-sex marriage. Here’s our rhetological matrix applied to his speech. (No surprise, he was later exiled from the church over sexual misconduct, homosexual misconduct).
» See the data