An argument that contains logical fallacies should be considered a failed argument.

July 22, 2019, 1:40 pm

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The debate "An argument that contains logical fallacies should be considered a failed argument." was started by mwest0097 on July 22, 2019, 1:40 pm. 13 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 1 person is on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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mwest0097, JDAWG9693, Allirix, A, Repent_4_The_End_Is_Near, sk25, MADHURA, Steelheart, codyray16, Lind and 3 visitors agree.
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Allirix
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Yeah, failed and fallacious are almost perfectly synonymous. I just wanted to make the distinction between the argument and the position

3 months, 3 weeks ago
JDAWG9693
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That is a failed argument, though. The conclusion might be right when the argument is not. But, the argument is still wrong

3 months, 3 weeks ago

I might agree with it being a fallacious argument, but I don't agree with a potential implication of calling it failed, where a logical fallacy means the position being argued is invalid. Someone can use fallacious arguments to defend something that is true. I'd argue that happens a lot, especially the appeal to emotion fallacy.

3 months, 3 weeks ago
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