post hoc ergo propter hoc

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Noun1.post hoc ergo propter hoc - the logical fallacy of believing that temporal succession implies a causal relation
logical fallacy - a fallacy in logical argumentation
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textbook logical fallacy: post hoc, ergo propter hoc (after this,
From a theoretical perspective, they apparently did not see much that was novel, and wondered whether at least some of Bellwood's case studies might not be examples of the fallacy of coincidental correlation in the familiar form post hoc, ergo propter hoc.
In order to traverse this epic briar patch, "Beyond Geometry" proposes an improbable historical teleology that moves, post hoc, ergo propter hoc, from Max Bill, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Tomas Maldonado in the '40s to Victor Vasarely, Soto, and Oiticica in the '50s to Donald Judd, Bridget Riley, and Ed Ruscha in the '60s to Mel Bochner, Joel Shapiro, and Bernd and Hilla Becher in the '70s