logical fallacy


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Noun1.logical fallacy - a fallacy in logical argumentation
fallacy, false belief - a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
hysteron proteron - the logical fallacy of using as a true premise a proposition that is yet to be proved
ignoratio elenchi - the logical fallacy of supposing that an argument proving an irrelevant point has proved the point at issue
petitio, petitio principii - the logical fallacy of assuming the conclusion in the premises; begging the question
post hoc, post hoc ergo propter hoc - the logical fallacy of believing that temporal succession implies a causal relation
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To label a wealthy critic of extreme inequality as a hypocrite amounts to an ad hominem attack and a logical fallacy, intended to silence those whose voices could make a difference.
If you keep If P (an invention) then Q (a paradigm of empowerment) in mind, you can structure your questions to probe for the P and Q of the particular innovation you're considering and then decide whether that P and Q add up to a valid argument or rely on a logical fallacy.
Not only is it a logical fallacy that having a PhD means an individual is an expert in any subject, the petition has also been debunked by various sources and has not been replicated, unlike the scientific consensus about man-made climate change.
This is not evidence of man made global warming, it's a logical fallacy.
But there's a logical fallacy in his words to suggest that and yet say that a public inquiry is not warranted.
By creating diversions and focusing on other issues, Miss Haley seems to believe that the UN should give Israel a free pass based on the logical fallacy that one injustice negates another.
Even if Democrats are on solid legal ground, they appear to be committing the logical fallacy of ambiguity: A curbside sign that says "Fine for parking" doesn't mean it's just fine and dandy to park there.
The Wikipedia entry is clearer and simpler: a circular argument is "a logical fallacy in which the reasoner begins with what they are trying to end with".
Yet the contradiction somehow seems like a logical fallacy when the very men who fought bloody wars to be recognised as human beings sharing an equal humanity with others would not afford the same recognised humanity to women.
In this way, to say that smaller pipelines ipso facto mean a worse pharma market is entirely untrue, and represents a logical fallacy of false equivalence.
That sounds suspiciously like an argument from ignorance--a logical fallacy for those who don't do their home work and something all too commonly displayed by armchair climatologists.
This particular logical fallacy is called the "No Real Scotsman Fallacy.