Is there any common fallacy that might fit the following 'syllogism'?
- X is important, or urgent
- Therefore, X
Here's an example of a conversation where this could come up:
- It's conceivable that our sales dropped last month (but we won't know until our quarterly statement).
- Sales are important!
- Therefore, we should sell more units this month!
It's the sort of argument usually followed with "can we really risk the possibility of it being true and not do anything about it?"
So, claim X is uncertain, but a there's a claim that X is important, which somehow trumps the uncertainty and makes X true (even if it might not be). The conclusion is not based on the truth of the premises, which makes me believe this is a fallacy.