post hoc ergo propter hoc

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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Post hoc ergo propter hoc [Latin for 'after this, therefore because of this'].
It is tempting to see in the first part of The French Idea of History the working out of one large post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy.
The Latin name for this is post hoc, ergo propter hoc.
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To assume that any change is caused by the mandate falls into the trap of post hoc ergo propter hoc.
One of the most frequent errors results from post hoc ergo propter hoc reasoning.
It's a false post hoc ergo propter hoc (a belief that a happening that follows another happening must be the result of the preceding action) argument to claim that deflation created the Japanese depression.
Wills's thesis about the modern presidency--after the bomb, therefore because of the bomb--rests on a post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy.
Wills' thesis about the modern presidency after the Bomb, therefore because of the Bomb rests on a post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy.
Instead, they prove the logical fallacy of the phrase, post hoc ergo propter hoc - after this, therefore because of this.
Well taught secondary school students are alive to the fallacy of 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