Whenever a logical fallacy is committed, the fallacy has its roots in Agrippa's trilemma which is simply the fact that the foundation of all human thought (without Divine revelation) is based on one of three unhappy possibilities. These three possibilities are infinite regression, circular reasoning, or bare assertions without any evidence. The self-referential fallacy, a form of circular reasoning, is one of these three unhappy possibilities.
The Self-Referential Fallacy occurs when a sentence, idea, or formula refers to itself. Example: Picking oneself up by one's own bootstraps.
Examples of the Self-Referential Fallacy
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There are 11 sub-topics of "Fallacies of Circular Reasoning"
Logical Fallacy of Begging the Question/Circular Reasoning
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Logical Fallacy of Circular Reference
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Logical Fallacy of Circular Cause and Consequence
Logical Fallacy of Question-Begging Rejection of Faith
"It Ought To Be True, So It Is" Fallacy
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