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  • n. Plural form of fallacy.


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  • In response to Ms. David's new book about global warming, for example, the Science & Public Policy Institute, a nonprofit in Washington that takes aim at what it calls fallacies about global warming, issued a press release saying the book "is intentionally designed to propagandize unsuspecting schoolchildren who don't have enough knowledge to know what is being done to them."

    Inconvenient Youths

  • The obvious cure for these fallacies is enhanced education in relatively new fields such as economics, biology, and probability and statistics ... no matter how valuable a subject may be, there are only twenty-four hours in a day, and a decision to teach one subject is also a decision not to teach another one.

    The Case for Teaching Economics, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The evidence you offer to show that these are not actually fallacies is the mere fact that many people persist in believing them, which is not at all contradictory to Caplan's theory.

    The Myth of the Rational Voter, Sowell Edition, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • This index of logical fallacies is a great source for those inclined to refresh their recollection of the classical rules of argument.


  • Bulgakov’s approach to human fallacies is fundamentally lighthearted in its essence and while he tries to expose our errors, it never feels like he is preaching or anything.

    Mikhail A. Bulgakov - Master and Margarita (Book Review)

  • As a result, informal fallacies may be classified as fallacies of relevance and fallacies of ambiguity.

    Concise Dictionary of Religion

  • The aftermath of this failure of the fallacies has been the appearance of two distinct reactions -- one of resentment, and one of reasonableness.

    The United States—Its General Atmosphere and Conditions

  • Owl, however, was a very talented bird, and one felt that even his fallacies were a mark of attainments beyond those common to his race.

    'That Very Mab'

  • (or relevant logic) is the idea of capturing a notion of entailment that doesn't fall foul of the so-called fallacies of relevance, or paradoxes of (material and strict) implication.

    Impossible Worlds

  • In addition, the truly valuable critic avoids what Dewey thinks are the two "fallacies" of criticism.

    June 2010


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