This One or That Crossword Clue
This one or that crossword clue. Daily quick crossword puzzle in The Press newspaper, appear on Friday, 14 July 2017. 6 letters
A false dilemma is a type of informal fallacy in which something is falsely claimed to be an “either/or” situation, when in fact there is at least one additional option. The opposite of this fallacy is argument to moderation.
The options may be a position that is between two extremes (such as when there are shades of grey) or may be completely different alternatives. Phrasing that implies two options (dilemma, dichotomy, black-and-white) may be replaced with other number-based nouns, such as a “false trilemma”, “false tetralemma”, or “false pentalemma” (“false trichotomy,” “false tetrachotomy”, “false pentachotomy”, etc.) if something is reduced to only three, four, or five options.