fallacy fallacy definition
Define the English word fallacy fallacy below. Fallacy fallacy is a noun. Also define these 8 related words and terms: logic, formal fallacy, infer, argument, contain, fallacy, conclusion, and false.
From the fact that assuming a conclusion is false because of a fallacy in the reasoning is itself a fallacy.
- (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ˌfæləsi ˈfæləsi/
- Hyphenation: fal‧la‧cy fal‧la‧cy
“All cats are animals. Ginger is an animal. Therefore, Ginger is a cat.”
Stating that the conclusion in this statement is false would be an example of the fallacy fallacy. Even though the reasoning in the statement is fallacious, Ginger may still be a cat (that is, the conclusion may still be true).
- (logic) The formal fallacy of inferring that if an argument contains a fallacy, its conclusion must be false.
- Synonyms: argument from fallacy, argument to logic, argumentum ad logicam, bad reasons fallacy, fallacist's fallacy
Formal Fallacy definitionA pattern of reasoning which is always wrong, due to a flaw in the structure of the argument.