Mastering Logical Fallacies

Lesson 14: Introduction

In this section we will cover the Appeal to Common Belief fallacy in detail, also known as: appeal to accepted belief, groupthink, appeal to widespread belief, appeal to the masses, appeal to belief, appeal to the majority, argument by consensus, consensus fallacy, authority of the many, bandwagon fallacy, argumentum ad numerum, appeal to the number, argumentum consensus gentium, appeal to the mob, appeal to the gallery, mob appeal, social conformance, value of community.

By the end of this section you should be familiar with this fallacy and be able to recognize when it's committed, even if not by name. You will practice identifying this fallacy in real world contexts. And you will create your own example of this fallacy.