Reply To: Questions in the LSAT Trainer

July 28, 2017 at 11:14 pm #3186
LSAT Dan
Participant

When the author is the only voice, you have more of a “fails to consider” flaw. I don’t want to speak for Mike, particularly as different authors/teachers may categorize things differently, but I believe your instincts are correct that they’re two different things; the overvalued opinion is more what would be called the “appeal to authority,” and it’s basically the opposite of an ad hominem attack – relying exclusively (or almost) on someone else’s say-so rather than any actual evidence. That’s different than the tunnel vision type of flaw where someone only sees one possible conclusion.