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  1. fallaciesnoun

    Plural form of fallacy.


  1. fallacies

    A fallacy is the use of invalid or otherwise faulty reasoning, or "wrong moves" in the construction of an argument which may appear stronger than it really is if the fallacy is not spotted. The term in the Western intellectual tradition was introduced in the Aristotelian De Sophisticis Elenchis.Some fallacies may be committed intentionally to manipulate or persuade by deception. Others may be committed unintentionally because of human limitations such as carelessness, cognitive or social biases and ignorance, or, potentially, as the inevitable consequence of the limitations of language and understanding of language. This includes ignorance of the right reasoning standard, but also ignorance of relevant properties of the context. For instance, the soundness of legal arguments depends on the context in which the arguments are made.Fallacies are commonly divided into "formal" and "informal." A formal fallacy is a flaw in the structure of a deductive argument which renders the argument invalid, while an informal fallacy originates in an error in reasoning other than an improper logical form. Arguments containing informal fallacies may be formally valid, but still fallacious.A special case is a mathematical fallacy, an intentionally invalid mathematical proof, often with the error subtle and somehow concealed. Mathematical fallacies are typically crafted and exhibited for educational purposes, usually taking the form of false proofs of obvious contradictions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fallacies in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fallacies in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of fallacies in a Sentence

  1. G. K. Chesterton:

    Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.

  2. Geddes Scott:

    The agency wasn't listening to us, the parachutes and help that are supposed to be there for employees, those are just fallacies.

  3. Justin Amash:

    Barr's misrepresentations are significant but often subtle, frequently taking the form of sleight-of-hand qualifications or logical fallacies, which Attorney General Barr hopes people will not notice.

  4. Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying:

    We must stay alert, we also ask political figures with close ties to the leaders of the student movement to advise them against putting forward such fallacies.

  5. Milton Friedman:

    Most economic fallacies derive - from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.

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