Mob Appeal Definition

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Definition: Also called “mob appeal”; this fallacy “invites people's unthinking acceptance of ideas” (Engels 197). A proposition is held to be true because it is widely held to be true or is held to be true by some (usually upper crust) sector of the population. This fallacy is sometimes also called the Appeal to Emotion because emotional appeals often sway the population as a whole. Examples: (i) If you were beautiful, you could live like this, so buy Salon-Hair Shampoo and become beautiful. (The appeal is to the "beautiful people".) (ii) Polls suggest that the Democrats will win the majority of the House and Senate, so you may as well vote for them. (iii) Tigers and six-year olds thinks Dads need to increase

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