unsound argument

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  • unsound — un·sound /ˌən sau̇nd/ adj: not sound: as a: not healthy or whole b: not mentally normal: not wholly sane of unsound mind c: not firmly made, placed, or fixed d: not valid or true …   Law dictionary

  • unsound — unsoundly, adv. unsoundness, n. /un sownd /, adj., unsounder, unsoundest. 1. not sound; unhealthy, diseased, or disordered, as the body or mind. 2. decayed or impaired, as timber or foods; defective. 3. not solid or firm, as foundations. 4. not… …   Universalium

  • unsound — un•sound [[t]ʌnˈsaʊnd[/t]] adj., er, est. 1) cvb not sound; unhealthy or diseased, as the body or mind 2) decayed or impaired, as timber or foods; defective 3) not solid or firm, as foundations 4) not well founded or valid; fallacious: an unsound …   From formal English to slang

  • Lazy argument — Argument The lazy argument (ἀργὸς λόγος) is an attempt at undermining doctrines of fate. The argument relies on a deterministic system (such as of the Stoics). It runs as such: why should we bother making decisions if the outcome is already… …   Wikipedia

  • One-sided argument — An one sided argument is a variant of the logical fallacy known as special pleading. In this variant, only the reasons supporting a proposition are supplied, while all reasons opposing it are omitted. The one sidedness fallacy does not make an… …   Wikipedia

  • Transcendental argument for the non-existence of God — The Transcendental Argument for the Non existence of God (also called TANG) was first proposed by Michael Martin in a 1996 article in New Zealand Rationalist Humanist . [http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/michael martin/martin… …   Wikipedia

  • fallacy — /fal euh see/, n., pl. fallacies. 1. a deceptive, misleading, or false notion, belief, etc.: That the world is flat was at one time a popular fallacy. 2. a misleading or unsound argument. 3. deceptive, misleading, or false nature; erroneousness.… …   Universalium

  • fallacy — n. (pl. ies) 1 a mistaken belief, esp. based on unsound argument. 2 faulty reasoning; misleading or unsound argument. 3 Logic a flaw that vitiates an argument. Derivatives: fallacious adj. fallaciously adv. fallaciousness n. Etymology: L fallacia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lewis's trilemma — (or the Lewis Triumvirate) is a syllogism intended to demonstrate the logical inconsistency of both holding Jesus of Nazareth to be a great moral teacher while also denying his divinity. It was popularised by C. S. Lewis in a BBC radio talk and… …   Wikipedia

  • fal|la|cy — «FAL uh see», noun, plural cies. 1. a false idea; mistaken belief; an error: »It is a fallacy to suppose that riches always bring happiness. SYNONYM(S): delusion. 2. a mistake in reasoning; misleading or unsound argument. SYNONYM(S): sophistry. 3 …   Useful english dictionary

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