A claim that something is true because it follows certain rules

Examples:

If logic follows proper form, then the conclusion is true.

This statement fails since the persuader must also prove that the premise is true.

I’ve followed all the steps of problem-solving; therefore, my solution is guaranteed to work.

A persuader claims that an action is right or a statement is true because it conforms to formal or official rules, laws, standards, protocols, or procedures. However, the specific case at issue is an exception or a case that the rules don’t specifically address. Another specific case would be the formally correct fallacy in which a piece of logic has perfect logical form but it has at least one unproven premise. In this case, a thinker follows all the rules of logical form but ignores the rule that the premise must be true.

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