Rhetological Fallacies
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Welcome to the Rhetological Fallacies sheetBuy a hi-res PDF of these fallacies:
http://store.informationisbeautiful.net/
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A visualisation of errors and manipulations of rhetoric and logical thinking.
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See the information design here: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/rhetological-fallacies/
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There a lots of good indexes of logical fallacies out there online. see the sources sheet below
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A few suffer from being heavily philosophical, over-abstract or have difficult-to-grasp examples.
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So here I've condensed all the definitions and tried to write them in plain English.
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Also, I've roved for everyday or current examples to give you a sense of each fallacy and technique.
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As a team, we've created little 'roadsigns' for each one to give you a visual-conceptual flavour of each.
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Please use the sheets at the bottom of the spreadsheet to navigate.
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translations
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Chinese Version: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/rhetological-fallacies/诡辩术/Thanks to Weiwei Li
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French Version: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/rhetological-fallacies/arguments-rhetologiques-fallacieux/Thanks to Gilles Peyroux
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German Version: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/rhetological-fallacies/rhetorischer-lug-und-logischer-trug/Thanks to Klaus-Michael Lux
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Hungarian Version: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/rhetological-fallacies/retorikai-felrevezetesek/Thanks to Kadar Magor
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Italian Version: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/rhetological-fallacies/fallacie-retologiche/Thanks to Adriano Venditti
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Portuguese Version: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/rhetological-fallacies/falacias-retologicas-pt/Thanks to Hayanna Carvalho
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Romanian Version: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/rhetological-fallacies/erori-logice/Thanks to Kadar Magor
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Spanish Version: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/rhetological-fallacies/falacias-retologicas-es/Thanks to Iván Galarza
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This is a on-going 'living list' so feel free to comment or suggest improvements. informationisbeautiful@gmail.com
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Hope you find it useful!
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Thank you!
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David McCandless
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March 2012
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Credits
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writing: David McCandless
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research: DM, Marley Whiteside, Kathryn Ariel Kay, Peter Ayres
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design: DM, Tatjana Dubovina, Piero Zagami
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Buy a hi-res PDF of these fallacies:
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http://store.informationisbeautiful.net/
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