A fallacy is an error in logic, a misleading or incorrect belief, and is the basis for an unsound argument. Rational debaters must try to avoid using fallacies in their arguments in order to adequately persuade their readers. Below are some common fallacies people accidentally use when debating issues. Click the fallacy name to see examples. Encountering a fallacy in an argument doesn't necessarily mean the argument is false; it just means that the point hasn't been argued correctly. Debaters should strive to avoid fallacies in order to present a strong argument in support of their position.
This page presents only a few fallacies that are most common in arguments. There are many resources available on the web if you'd like to learn more. Try searching Google for: common fallacies in arguments.