What is a “red herring”: pitfalls in critical thinking

Red herring

This video introduces you to the “red herring”: a rhetorical device and fallacy that is often difficult to spot. A red herring occurs when something is introduced to an argument that misleads or distracts from the relevant issue. This presentation walks us through the rhetorical device and shows us how to avoid committing a fallacy.

SOURCE: Wireless Philosophy via YouTube

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