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Appeal to consequences

Appeal to consequences, or argumentum ad consequentiam, is an attempt to motivate belief with an appeal either to the good consequences of believing or the bad consequences of disbelieving, without respect to the quality of the evidence supporting such an argument.

Of course, there can be consequences to a belief, as long as it is supported by evidence.

Examples of appeals to consequences.

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