The Fallacy Files

by F.

The Fallacy Files has a good summary of the usual logical “fallacies,” though I would characterize them more as “rhetorical devices.” Many of theme have no connection, on way or the other, with the truth or falsity of the idea discussed, as with tu quoque, which is Latin for “you too” (roughly):

“Frank, why do you think the earth is hollow? I mean, that just can’t be right?”
“Look whose talking, Ernest. You’re the one who thinks wearing a hat causes premature balding.”

In other words, when someone questions you, you question or attack them. It’s highly effective. But a fallacy? Not really.

Anyway, here’s the link.