Definition of Post hoc

1. Noun. The logical fallacy of believing that temporal succession implies a causal relation.

Exact synonyms: Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
Generic synonyms: Logical Fallacy



Definition of Post hoc

1. Adjective. after the fact ¹

2. Adverb. after the fact ¹

3. Noun. An instance of the ''post hoc ergo propter hoc'' fallacy, in which temporal order is confused with causation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Post Hoc

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post hoc (current term)
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Literary usage of Post hoc

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

1. Fallacies: A View of Logic from the Practical Side by Alfred Sidgwick (1884)
"Valid induction often enough begins by simplex enumeratio ; and post hoc often sets us on the track of a law: indeed it is difficult to suppose any other ..."

2. Fallacies: A View of Logic from the Practical Side by Alfred Sidgwick (1884)
"Valid induction often enough begins by simplex enumeratio ; and post hoc often sets us on the track of a law: indeed it is difficult to suppose any other ..."

3. Fallacies: A View of Logic from the Practical Side by Alfred Sidgwick (1884)
"Valid induction often enough begins by simplex enumeratio ; and post hoc often sets us on the track of a law: indeed it is difficult to suppose any other ..."

4. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy: Ed. by Wm. T. Harris edited by William Torrey Harris (1880)
"We have just seen a quotation which admitted succession proper hoc to be other than succession post hoc, and propositions to the same effect may be found ..."

5. Fallacies of Protection: Being the Sophismes économiques of Frederick Bastiat by Frédéric Bastiat, Cobden Club (London, England) (1909)
"... VI post hoc, ERGO PROPTER HOC 'HIS is the greatest and most common fallacy in reasoning. Real sufferings, for example, have manifested themselves in ..."

6. Fallacies: A View of Logic from the Practical Side by Alfred Sidgwick (1884)
"Valid induction often enough begins by simplex enumeratio ; and post hoc often sets us on the track of a law: indeed it is difficult to suppose any other ..."

7. Fallacies: A View of Logic from the Practical Side by Alfred Sidgwick (1884)
"Valid induction often enough begins by simplex enumeratio ; and post hoc often sets us on the track of a law: indeed it is difficult to suppose any other ..."

8. Fallacies: A View of Logic from the Practical Side by Alfred Sidgwick (1884)
"Valid induction often enough begins by simplex enumeratio ; and post hoc often sets us on the track of a law: indeed it is difficult to suppose any other ..."

9. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy: Ed. by Wm. T. Harris edited by William Torrey Harris (1880)
"We have just seen a quotation which admitted succession proper hoc to be other than succession post hoc, and propositions to the same effect may be found ..."

10. Fallacies of Protection: Being the Sophismes économiques of Frederick Bastiat by Frédéric Bastiat, Cobden Club (London, England) (1909)
"... VI post hoc, ERGO PROPTER HOC 'HIS is the greatest and most common fallacy in reasoning. Real sufferings, for example, have manifested themselves in ..."

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