Subjectivist Fallacies:
Appeal to Force
(Argumentum ad Baculum)

If I "persuade" you of something by means of threats, I have not given you a reason for thinking the proposition is true; I have simply scared you into thinking, or at least into saying, it is true.

The fallacy need not involve actual physical force or violence. It is committed whenever any sort of threat is used, and nonphysical threats are probably more common than physical ones.


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Subjectivist Fallacies

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