False dichotomy is an example of a logical fallacy, which is a failure of reasoning. And that’s just what false dichotomy is, a failure of reasoning.
But, more specifically, we can define false dichotomy as when the author creates an artificial sense that there are only two possible alternatives in a situation. And, by doing that, the author limits both the reader’s options and imagination.
And so, this fallacy is common when the author has an agenda and wants to give the impression that their view is the only sensible one. And so, readers should always be suspicious of the false dichotomy.
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