Logical Fallacies Tutorial

Logical fallacies are pseudological arguments. They are statements that feel persuasive and truthy but if you pay close attention, you will see that they are not logically valid. Once you learn to recognize them, you will see that logical fallacies are everywhere: politicians use them in speeches, journalists use them in the media, advertisers use them and you will even find them in your own thinking.

It is important to learn about logical fallacies so that you can be a better consumer of facts, ideas and the media. You can quickly recognize who is speaking honestly, who is thinking critically, and who is not. Most importantly, this is a skill that will help you to sharpen your own thinking and analytical skills.

This tutorial explains the logical fallacies, walks you through examples and quizzes you on your knowledge.