False Dilemma Examples

False Dilemma

False Dilemma is a type of logical fallacy, which is a belief or claim based on mistaken reasoning. False Dilemma is a fallacy based on an "either-or" type of argument. Two choices are presented, when more might exist, and the claim is made that one is false and one is true-or one is acceptable and the other is not. Often, there are other alternatives, or both choices might be false or true.

Examples of False Dilemma:

1. You are for us, or you are against us.

2. I thought you cared about other people, but I didn't see you at the fundraiser for the Harris Family.

3. Child to parent: Either you buy me this new book, or you decide that reading is not important at all.

4. Politician: We have to decide if we are going to support school choice or if we are going to support failing schools. Those are the only two options.

5. Drink water every day and be healthy, or continue to drink sodas and be unhealthy. Those are the only options.

6. You either support Hillary Clinton for President or you don't believe in women's rights.

7. The animal shelter is a place that values animal rights and never euthanizes animals, or the animal shelter is a place that kills innocent animals.

8. You either like kids or you don't.

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