Fallacies of risk
2004 (English)In: Journal of Risk Research, ISSN 1366-9877, E-ISSN 1466-4461, Vol. 7, no 3, 353-360 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In addition to traditional fallacies such as ad hominem, discussions of risk contain logical and argumentative fallacies that are specific to the subject-matter. Ten such fallacies are identified, that can commonly be found in public debates on risk. They are named as follows: the sheer size fallacy, the converse sheer size fallacy, the fallacy of naturalness, the ostrich's fallacy, the proof-seeking fallacy, the delay fallacy, the technocratic fallacy, the consensus fallacy, the fallacy of pricing, and the infallibility fallacy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 7, no 3, 353-360 p.
risk, fallacies, argumentation, science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-23165DOI: 10.1080/1366987042000176262ISI: 000188923000004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-1342283791OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-23165DiVA: diva2:341863
QC 201005252010-08-102010-08-102011-10-27Bibliographically approved