Dcleve wrote the following as an aside in a question about indirect realism:
Our WANTING certainty – is irrelevant. Worse, it is an explicit fallacy!
I liked that question and up-voted it, but I am puzzled why wanting certainty is a fallacy. It did not seem relevant to the original question to bring it up there, so I am asking it here.
Specifically, what I am looking for is
- the name of the fallacy,
- a reference to a description of it where I can get more information, and
- whether the fallacy passes Bo Bennett's demarcation test showing it is not a pseudo-logical fallacy.
- It must be an error in reasoning, not a factual error.
- It must be commonly applied to an argument either in the form of the argument or the interpretation of the argument.
- It must be deceptive in that it often fools the average adult.
Bo Bennett, "Pseudo-Logically Fallacies", Logically Fallacious https://www.logicallyfallacious.com/tools/lp/Bo/LogicalFallacies/6/Pseudo-Logical-Fallacies