Kevin Holmes
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Not knowing original (scientific) research fallacy
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One thing about being careful about in informal logic is knowing that there are exceptions to every fallacy. Rather than thinking "appealing to authority is a fallacy", think that there are valid and ...

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Conspiracy theories: an argument from silence, or appeal to ignorance?
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Neither. The fallacy you're looking for is begging the question. If the conspiracy theory is true, then the lack of evidence for the theory would indicate the power and reach of the conspiracy used ...

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Showing b=a from a=b in Fitch Style System
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Looks like you're using the text "Language, Proof and Logic." I have the book but not the software, but couldn't you just use = intro and = elim as in: a=b. b=b. =intro b=a. =elim 1,2 Basically, ...

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Is there a name for this fallacy? Syllogism inside
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I believe what you are describing isn't a fallacy so much as a cognitive bias. In this case, the closest cognitive bias that fits your description is motivated reasoning where "when people form and ...

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What's the value in being "fashionable"?
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The answer is simpler than you think. "Fashion" is the effect, not the cause. Combine two separate concepts: First, that pleasure resulting from a certain aesthetic fades over time. So yes to your ...

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Syllogism from Lewis Carroll
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Someone suggested that I answer the question directly. The problem you're having is a consequence of one of the changes that were made to "mainstream logic" between the time of Lewis Carol and the ...

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Is formal logic unsuitable for philosophical reasoning?
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This must be a common example, as Wikipedia has the example same example in the article on Paradoxes of material implication. The article explains the paradox as: The first might be read "If ...

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Do fundamental concepts in physics have any logical basis?
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One thing to consider, when analyzing in terms of logic, is whether the concepts you are speaking are actually relata, that is, terms in a relation. You could make the same argument about giving. ...

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