fallacious argument

  • 1 fallacious argument — index fallacy, non sequitur Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 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… …

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  • 4 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 …

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

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

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  • 7 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… …

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

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

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

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 Christological argument — The Christological argument for the existence of God is based on certain claims about Jesus. The argument, which exists in several forms, holds that if these claims are valid, one should accept God exists. There are three main threads: Argument… …

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  • 13 Javelin argument — The javelin argument is an ancient logical argument in support of the cosmological idea that space, or the universe, must be infinite: :As to space, I need but ask you, how can that be bounded? For whatever bounds, it that thing must itself be… …

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  • 14 ad hominem argument — noun A type of fallacious argument in which the attempt is made to refute a theory or belief by discrediting the person(s) who advocate that theory or belief. The ad hominem argument is normally defined as an argument attacking the source of a… …

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  • 15 Political argument — candidates for political office and government officials. Political arguments are also used by citizens in ordinary interactions to comment about and understand political events. More often than not, political arguments tend to be circular,… …

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  • 16 Homunculus argument — The homunculus argument is a fallacy arising most commonly in the theory of vision. One may explain (human) vision by noting that light from the outside world forms an image on the retinas in the eyes and something (or some one ) in the brain… …

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  • 17 Ontological argument — The ontological argument for the existence of God (or simply ontological argument) is an a priori proof for the existence of God. The ontological argument was first proposed by the eleventh century monk Anselm of Canterbury, who defined God as… …

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  • 18 Cosmological argument — The cosmological argument is an argument for the existence of a First Cause (or instead, an Uncaused cause) to the universe, and by extension is often used as an argument for the existence of an unconditioned or supreme being, usually then… …

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  • 19 Doomsday argument — World population from 10,000 BC to AD 2000 The Doomsday argument (DA) is a probabilistic argument that claims to predict the number of future members of the human species given only an estimate of the total number of humans born so far. Simply… …

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  • 20 Open Question Argument — The Open Question Argument is a philosophical argument put forward by British philosopher G. E. Moore in §13 of Principia Ethica (1903), to refute the equating of the property good with some non moral property, whether naturalistic (e.g.… …

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