Argumentum ad Misericordiam

Argumentum ad misericordiam is a fallacy in argumentation that is based on appeal to emotion, usually pity, empathy, etc. For example, “You have been through so much suffering lately that I'm sure that when you tell me you need money, you must be telling the truth.”

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.