The Inconsistency Fallacy: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is an argument using the inconsistency fallacy?

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1. The central problem with the inconsistency fallacy is which of the following?

2. Why is the inconsistency fallacy described as one of inconsistency?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Inconsistency fallacy is a concept that applies to certain types of arguments. To successfully pass this quiz, you will need a solid understanding of key information about the fallacy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To demonstrate your logical consistency, you will be quizzed on:

  • Sample arguments that best demonstrate the inconsistency fallacy
  • Why people may use this fallacy
  • How to best address and correct the fallacy

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply the concept of the inconsistency fallacy to identify its use in hypothetical claims
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the characteristics of an inconsistent claim
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to best address the inconsistency fallacy

Additional Learning

To learn more on this topic, please review the accompanying lesson titled The Inconsistency Fallacy: Definition & Examples. The lesson covers:

  • The meaning of the inconsistency fallacy
  • Examples of the fallacy
  • Why it is important to rectify those who use this fallacy