fallaciousness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fallaciousness result of a fallacy or error in reasoning
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fallaciousness The character of being fallacious.
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Quotations

  • Steven Weinberg
    Steven Weinberg
    “An expert is a person who avoids the small errors while sweeping on to the grand fallacy.”
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney%20Smith
    “Oh, don't tell me of facts -- I never believe facts: you know Canning said nothing was so fallacious as facts, except figures.”
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward%20Gibbon
    “The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular.”
  • Thomas H. Huxley
    Thomas%20H.%20Huxley
    “Science is simply common sense at its best--that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.”

Usage

In literature:

Therefore, U-bars, far from being superfluous or fallacious, are, practically, if not theoretically, indispensable.
"Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete Design" by Edward Godfrey
Explain the fallacy in this syllogism.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
The whole fallacy lies in supposing literature the cause of the disease.
"Adventures in Criticism" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
There is a fallacious mode of presenting the attainment of happiness; namely, that happiness is best secured by not being aimed at.
"Practical Essays" by Alexander Bain
The term would thus appear to cover all varieties of error which are not recognized as fallacies or false inferences.
"Illusions" by James Sully
The fallacy of philosophers who have not discussed the immortality of the soul.
"Pascal's Pensées" by Blaise Pascal
The fallacy lies in the first premise.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
But if the cause be trivial and fallacious, the effects are momentous and solid.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
And there were others which, if I did not discover to be fallacious, I felt to be unsatisfactory.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
The pathetic fallacy has crept in here.
"Lore of Proserpine" by Maurice Hewlett
Nevertheless from that generally fallacious standpoint it often gave her quite respectable advice.
"Prisoners" by Mary Cholmondeley
The fallacy that knowledge was a secret to be gained by word of mouth and to be gotten from books existed then as now.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
Science has been built upon concurrence: so have been most of the fallacies and fanaticisms.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
It is to these failures and fallacies that attention will be drawn in the next chapter.
"The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice" by Stephen Leacock
And its fallacy was soon and thoroughly exposed.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
But such arguments appear to be fallacious.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
The neglect of this fact leads to many socialistic fallacies.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Hence, we have the word "sophistry," which means fallacious reasoning.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
With the fallacy involved in this theory we shall deal in a later chapter.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
The autobiographies of sexually perverse individuals have drawn my attention to the fallacious nature of memory.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
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In poetry:

At logic few with him could vie;
To his peculiar sect
He could propose a fallacy
With singular effect.
"The Two Ogres" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"A fallacy in your reply
Our intellect descries,
Although we don't pretend to spy
Exactly where it lies.
"The Two Ogres" by William Schwenck Gilbert
But, ah! by sudden turns I see
My lying heart's fallacious guilt,
And that my faith, not firm in me,
On sinking sand was partly built;
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
“Wound up in the heart of his error
He must sweep through the silences dire,
Like one in the dark of a desert
Allured by fallacious fire.”
"Safi" by Henry Kendall
No more the Muse obtrudes her thin disguise,
No more with awkward fallacy complains
How every fervour from my bosom flies,
And Reason in her lonesome palace reigns.
"Elegy XII. His Recantation" by William Shenstone
Faith, unaccompany'd by works, is dead —
A formless faith — a trunk without a head —
A faith, that blinds — a false, fallacious faith —
A faith, that leads the ready way to death!
"Advice To Believe In Christ, And An Exhibition Or Display Of The Wonderful Change That Is Wrought In" by Rees Prichard

In news:

The broken window fallacy and unintended consequences.
Rejecting the fallacy of AARP.
Hurricane Sandy, Economics And The Broken Window Fallacy .
Newsweek standards, Luddite fallacy , crowdfunding scams.
Boyle, is about the fallacy of more, of ownership, of second starts.
If Ed Kilgore can steal an old post of mine about the whole "statistical tie" fallacy , well, I can too.
The Fallacy of the 'Critical' Debate.
The Fallacy of Redistribution Obama is proposing policies that have failed repeatedly around the world.
The Fallacy of Treating Health Care as an Industry.
The Two Cadillacs Fallacy .
Removal of Snake River dams a fallacy .
The Fallacy of Leadership in a Liberal Think Tank.
The Fallacy of the 'Print Is Dead' Meme.
Coaches' poll a ' fallacy '.
The Fallacy Behind 'Facebook Fatigue'.
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In science:

The fallacy in this argument lies in the assumption that J is computable.
Three beliefs that lend illusory legitimacy to Cantor's diagonal argument
If this statement is wrong due to some geometrical or radiative-transfer fallacy, we have not been able to identify the error.
High Resolution, Long - Slit Spectroscopy of VY CMa: The Evidence for Localized High Mass Loss Events
It would be a logical fallacy, however, to conclude from this that the arguments presented in Section III are flawed.
Bell Locality and the Nonlocal Character of Nature
Singer’s argument is rooted in a fallacy that comes from the intuitive way of thinking about causality.
Quantum randomness can be controlled by free will -a consequence of the before-before experiment
This argument is fallacious, and to understand where the fallacy lies it is instructive to consider the power series expansion of cosh(x).
k-String tensions and the 1/N expansion
The above shows this argument to be fallacious.
Pointwise Definable Models of Set Theory
Barnes continues, “This argument commits the fallacy of equivocation—the term ‘invariant’ has changed its meaning between LN1 and LN2.
Defending The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning
In Fallacy, I provided the equations that demonstrate this, showing that neither is fine-tuned for life. (Chapter 5).
Defending The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning
Conclusion Barnes objections to The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning result from a misunderstanding of my intention in writing the book, and both a misunderstanding and misrepresentation of much that is in it.
Defending The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning
This is achieved using the post-data severity evaluation reasoning which can be used to address the fallacies of acceptance and rejection, as well as shed light on several confusions in frequentist inference; see Mayo (1996), Mayo and Spanos (2006; 2011).
Why the Decision Theoretic Perspective Misrepresents Frequentist Inference: 'Nuts and Bolts' vs. Learning from Data
What makes the Bayesian case against frequentist inference misplaced is its conflating of the universal (for all θ∈Θ) with the existential (there exists a θ∗∈Θ such that) quantifiers, and then charging the frequentists with fallacious results stemming from the very confusion permeating the Bayesian claims.
Why the Decision Theoretic Perspective Misrepresents Frequentist Inference: 'Nuts and Bolts' vs. Learning from Data
However, the fallacious rumor of 1988 has turned out to have beneficial effects, because it was a significant catalyst for the discovery of some remarkably beautiful patterns.
The birth of the giant component
Self saturation of de(cid:12)nite clauses. programming: Facts and fallacies.
Generalization of Clauses under Implication
The subsumption theorem in inductive logic programming: Facts and fallacies.
Least Generalizations and Greatest Specializations of Sets of Clauses
The EPR paper is important because it is carefully argued, and the fallacy is hard to unearth.
Quantum Computing
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