logical fallacy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n logical fallacy a fallacy in logical argumentation
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Quotations

  • Thomas H. Huxley
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    “Science is simply common sense at its best--that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.”

Usage

In literature:

The fallacy to which I refer is the notion that the only force at work in the development of the law is logic.
"The Path of the Law" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The Balkan is the eternal hunting grounds of oxymorons, tautologies and logical fallacies.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
He was well, read in the fallacies of logic, and was ready in framing syllogisms.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) Old Portraits, Modern Sketches, Personal Sketches and Tributes, Historical Papers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
He was well, read in the fallacies of logic, and was ready in framing syllogisms.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
As the purpose of this essay is mainly logical, I may point out the existence of a fallacy not marked, I think, in handbooks of Logic.
"Modern Mythology" by Andrew Lang
There are fallacies in the logic of facts.
"The Tysons" by May Sinclair
It is right to expose a logical fallacy, but I am not fond of the attempt to obscure by logic-chopping what is a writer's real meaning.
"Prime Ministers and Some Others" by George W. E. Russell
Facts should be tested for logic, emotional fallacies, and the credibility of "expert" witnesses.
"Sequential Problem Solving" by Fredric Lozo
Where he stops, logic might justly pronounce the whole procedure a fallacious one, a begging of the whole question at issue.
"The Arena" by Various
Hume, without a tenth part of the logical apparatus, would have exposed the fallacy in a sentence.
"Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)" by Leslie Stephen
He can tear to pieces with great logical power many of the fallacies alleged by his opponents.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
If we take this view we are bound to pronounce Fallacies extra-logical.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
Unless the real events follow a logical sequence, our inferences must be fallacious in proportion as they are logical.
"Evolution" by Frank B. Jevons
But this is the familiar logical fallacy of our terms.
"Freedom Through Disobedience" by C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das
FALLACIES: A View of Logic from the Practical Side.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
See also article LOGIC, and for fallacies of Induction, see INDUCTION.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
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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

In news:

In response to an op-ed Birk penned in support of, as he wrote, "preserving marriage as the sacred union of one man and one woman," the outspoken Kluwe published a six-point takedown of what he calls Birk 's "logical fallacy.
This is a logical fallacy , assuming that if a wrong is committed, another wrong will cancel it out.
The lesson requires that students learn elements of formal logic , so that they can identify logical fallacies used by candidates to sway voters.
This is a post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy that one usually learns in low-level college logic courses.
This is a logical fallacy, assuming that if a wrong is committed, another wrong will cancel it out.
The Juris Doctor is 'Versatile' Thanks Mainly to Numerous Logical Fallacies.
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In science:

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
The subsumption theorem in inductive logic programming: Facts and fallacies.
Least Generalizations and Greatest Specializations of Sets of Clauses
The end of Section 4 pointed out the logical fallacy of identifying (27) with the expectation of A in the initial state s conditional on postselection to f , as equation (26) tempts.
What do quantum "weak" measurements actually measure?
That is because the ideas seem so unremarkable when presented in that context and because I think that the literature which makes them seem remarkable rests on an implicit logical fallacy exposed in that section.
What do quantum "weak" measurements actually measure?
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