emotional appeal

Appeal to emotion

Appeal to emotion is a fallacy which uses the manipulation of the recipient's emotions, rather than valid logic, to win an argument. This kind of appeal to emotion is a type of red herring and encompasses several logical fallacies, including:

Related fallacies

Other types of fallacies may also overlap with or constitute an appeal to emotion, including:


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