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confectionery fallacy

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  • Named by Ray Jennings. Is often found in elementary logic texts "whose authors are desperate for a convincing example of an ‘exclusive “or�?’ (either p or q, but not both). Numerous writers offer examples such as the following. A parent says to a child, ‘You may have pie or cake if you eat your vegetables’. In fact, the consequent of this conditional is not any kind of disjunction."

    From The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2005).

    September 23, 2009