argumentum ad Lazarum

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Etymology[edit]

Latin Named after Lazarus, a beggar in the New Testament who receives his reward in the afterlife.

Noun[edit]

argumentum ad Lazarum (plural argumenta ad Lazarum)

  1. An appeal to poverty; the logical fallacy of thinking a conclusion is correct because the speaker is poor.

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References[edit]

  • Pirie, Madsen. How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic. Continuum International Publishing Group: 2006. p. 104. ISBN 0826490069[1]