Definition of Logical fallacy

1. Noun. A fallacy in logical argumentation.

Definition of Logical fallacy

1. Noun. A fallacy; a clearly defined error in reasoning used to support or refute an argument, excluding simple unintended mistakes. ¹

2. Noun. A formal fallacy.''Encyclopedia Britannica'' (1911), "Fallacy". ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Logical Fallacy

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Literary usage of Logical fallacy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Theological and Literary Journal (1861)
"... can only by a logical fallacy append the notion of any essential and personal existence." "With him accordingly, the idea of nature, and the idea of God ..."

2. A Course in Argumentative Writing by Gertrude Buck (1899)
"The essential difference between these two species of fallacy may be further defined by the statement that where a logical fallacy is involved, ..."

3. The theory and practice of banking: With the Elementary Principles of by Henry Dunning Macleod (1856)
"... and every example of logical fallacy should be drawn exclusively from the published opinions, either spoken or written, of Mr. Ricardo, Mr. M'Culloch, ..."

4. Logic, Deductive and Inductive by Carveth Read (1909)
"It follows that an extra-logical fallacy of the premises must lie in what cannot be reduced to rules of evidence, that is, in bad observations (§ 5), ..."

5. Elements of Logic: Designed as a Manual of Instruction by Henry Coppée (1860)
"The fallacy of Ambiguous middle has very justly, then, been called by logicians, a semi-logical fallacy; before we discern the ambiguity it is a material ..."

6. Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute, Or Philosophical by Victoria Institute (Great Britain) (1878)
"When any one comes to a conclusion which is repugnant to our reason, we usually take the first opportunity of finding out the logical fallacy inherent in ..."

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