|Overview: Fallacy vs Cognitive Bias|
A rationally flawed argument.
A rationally flawed pattern of thought.
Fallacy vs Cognitive Bias: The Difference Explained
John Spacey, updated on April 24, 2016
A Fallacy relates to an argument. Cognitive biases relate to patterns of thought that may be adopted by an individual for an extended period of time. Both are products of sub-optimal thought that can be shown to be less than rational.The root causes of fallacies and cognitive biases extend from errors of logic, miscalculation, over-generalization, inaccurate heuristics and human factors such as emotion. They can be innocent errors of thought that lead to poor decisions or can be intended to influence and persuade.
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