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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post hoc ergo propter hoc: The name in Latin means "after this therefore because of this." This describes the fallacy.
This fallacy is known as "post hoc ergo propter hoc," or "after this; therefore, because of this." Another related fallacy includes little to no relationship between the cause and effect.
Historical circumstances matter, religions (and peoples) change over time, and post hoc ergo propter hoc is a fallacy--what happened then is not necessarily the cause of what is happening now.
support as of greatly reduced credibility.) I am aware that post hoc ergo propter hoc is a classical fallacy, but there is surely some connection between such a major American defeat and the encouragement of our enemies.
Post hoc ergo propter hoc [Latin for 'after this, therefore because of this'].
One of the most frequent errors results from post hoc ergo propter hoc reasoning.
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.
Wills' thesis about the modern presidency after the Bomb, therefore because of the Bomb rests on a post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy.

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