False Authority Fallacy

The false authority fallacy, or a version of the argument from authority fallacy, is appealing to an authority on a subject who isn’t actually an authority on the subject.

For example, appealing to Stephen Hawking as an authority on the subject of ethical theory is fallacious. Why? Because he isn’t an authority on the subject.

#Argument from non-authority #Authority that isn’t really an authority #Argument from authority

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