# What is the formal name of this logical fallacy?

The fallacy goes like this.

The drunkard drinks a bottle of tequila with ice on Monday and gets drunk. The drunkard drinks a bottle of vodka with ice on Tuesday and gets drunk. The drunkard drinks a bottle of whiskey with ice on Wednesday and gets drunk. He concludes that the ice got him drunk.

What is the name of this drunk's fallacy?

• It's called inferring causality from correlation. Commented Mar 26 at 23:49
• Correlation does not imply causation, Latin name cum hoc ergo propter hoc ('with this, therefore because of this'). Commented Mar 26 at 23:54
• @Conifold It would be nice if you could expand on cum hoc ergo propter hoc and why it is a violation of syllogistic logic in a full answer. I promise to give you the green checkmark. Commented Mar 27 at 2:50
• I don't believe this is a fallacy; rather it is a mere error. Commented Mar 27 at 10:41
• @JD Not really. A fallacy is specifically an error of reasoning. There's no particular theory of mine here. If you assert my cat is a dog then you're not engaging in a fallacy, you're just wrong. Commented Jul 9 at 20:36