Subjectivist Fallacies:
Appeal to Majority

This argument has the form:

The majority (of people, nations, etc.) believe p; therefore, p is true.

In this case, the subjective state of large numbers of people, not just a single person, is being used as evidence for the truth of a proposition. But the argument is still subjective--and still fallacious. We can see why, once again, by identifying the implicit assumption: namely, that whatever the majority believes to be true is true. Majority opinion is obviously not infallible.


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Subjectivist Fallacies

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