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Definition of Fallacy

Fallacy

  1. Deceptive or false appearance; deceitfulness; that which misleads the eye or the mind; deception.
  2. An argument, or apparent argument, which professes to be decisive of the matter at issue, while in reality it is not; a sophism.

Fallacy Quotations

Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy.
Benito Mussolini

Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
Thomas Huxley

A sane mind should not be guilty of a logical fallacy, yet there are very fine minds incapable of following mathematical demonstrations.
Henri Poincare

I think the fallacy is to think that Women's Liberation meant that men and women would become interchangeable. That has not happened, and most men and women would not want it to happen.
Christina Hoff Sommers

All violent feelings have the same effect. They produce in us a falseness in all our impressions of external things, which I would generally characterize as the pathetic fallacy.
John Ruskin
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Fallacy Translations

fallacy in Norwegian is feilslutning

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