Does this kind of logical fallacy have a name?

Apples are fruit.
Oranges are fruit.
Therefore, apples are oranges.

I'm guessing it's a particular kind of statistical syllogism?


It is the Fallacy of the undistributed middle:

All Apples are Fruit

All Oranges are Fruit

Therefore, all Apples are Oranges

is clearly invalid.


I believe that is the fallacy of undistributed middle. The middle or shared term or class, "fruit", remains undistributed in either premise. For a more complete discussion of this fallacy, you could take a look at this brief introduction.

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