fallacious argument

fallacious argument
index fallacy, non sequitur

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  • Argument from fallacy — The argument from fallacy, also known as argumentum ad logicam or fallacy fallacy, is a logical fallacy which assumes that if an argument is fallacious, its conclusion must be false. It has the general argument form::If P, then Q.:P is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Argument from ignorance — The argument from ignorance, also known as argumentum ad ignorantiam ( appeal to ignorance [ [http://philosophy.lander.edu/logic/ignorance.html Argumentum ad Ignorantiam ] ] ) or argument by lack of imagination, is a logical fallacy in which it… …   Wikipedia

  • fallacious — [[t]fəle͟ɪʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If an idea, argument, or reason is fallacious, it is wrong because it is based on a fallacy. [FORMAL] Their main argument is fallacious, and their conclusions untenable. Syn: false …   English dictionary

  • argument — noun 1 discussion ADJECTIVE ▪ bitter, heated, violent ▪ big ▪ I had a big argument with my mother this morning. ▪ little, petty …   Collocations dictionary

  • fallacious — adjective 1. containing or based on a fallacy fallacious reasoning an unsound argument • Syn: ↑unsound • Similar to: ↑invalid • Derivationally related forms: ↑unsoundness …   Useful english dictionary

  • Argument in the alternative — Originating in the legal profession, argument in the alternative is used to pre empt objections by arguing on multiple strategies simultaneously, showing that regardless of interpretation there is no reasonable conclusion other than the advocate… …   Wikipedia

  • fallacious — adj. Fallacious is used with these nouns: ↑argument …   Collocations dictionary

  • fallacious — fal|la|cious [fəˈleıʃəs] adj formal containing or based on false ideas ▪ Such an argument is misleading, if not wholly fallacious. >fallaciously adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fallacious — adjective formal containing or based on false ideas: Such an argument is misleading, if not wholly fallacious. fallaciously adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fallacious — fallacy ► NOUN (pl. fallacies) 1) a mistaken belief. 2) a failure in reasoning which makes an argument invalid. DERIVATIVES fallacious adjective. ORIGIN Latin fallacia, from fallere deceive …   English terms dictionary

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