Tu quoque

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Tu quoque [1] Latin for "you also") or the appeal to hypocrisy is a logical fallacy.

It happens when someone tries to say that the argument is wrong, by turning the argument back onto the accuser and saying that they are being hypocritical, without actually giving any reasons for why the argument is wrong.[2]

An example is:

References[change | change source]

  1. /tˈkwkw/ "tu quoque, n". Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press. 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  2. Bluedorn, Nathaniel (2002). The Fallacy Detective. p. 54. ISBN 0-9745315-0-2.