Tag Archives: fallacies

Post Hoc (False Cause) Fallacy

Kate/ August 16, 2018

Post hoc is from the the Latin phrase “post hoc, ergo propter hoc,” which translates as “after this, therefore because of this.”

Ecological Fallacy

Kate/ August 4, 2018

Inferences about the nature of individuals are solely based on the aggregate statistics collected for the group to which those individuals belong. Similar to the Association Fallacy and the Fallacy of Division, the Ecological Fallacy makes inferences about individuals on the basis of a

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Fallacies – Chronological Snobbery

Kate/ June 30, 2018

A thesis is deemed incorrect because it was commonly held when something else, known to be false, was also commonly held.

Fallacies – Fallacy of Division

Kate/ April 26, 2018

Assuming that something which is true of a thing must also be true of some or all of its parts (reverse of the Fallacy of Composition).