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- Created 2012-02-26
that uses poor
ing. An argument can be fallacious whether or not its conclusion is true. A fallacy can be either formal or informal. An error that stems from a poor logical form is sometimes called a
or simply an invalid argument. An
is an error in reasoning that does not originate in improper logical form. Arguments committing informal fallacies may be formally valid, but still fallacious.
fail to prove the conclusion by assuming the conclusion in the proof. Fallacies of
fail to prove the conclusion with insufficient evidence. Fallacies of
fail to prove the conclusion with irrelevant evidence, like emotion. Fallacies of
fail to prove the conclusion due to vagueness in words, phrases, or grammar.
Some fallacies are committed intentionally (to manipulate or persuade by deception), others unintentionally due to carelessness or ignorance.
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