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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

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

I live by fallacy. 'If I get enough nice Ikea furniture, I'll be a grown-up.' Then I catch myself. Or, 'If I get off by myself, away from the stress of modern life, I'll be OK.' Then I catch myself.
Chuck Palahniuk

See, even despite pious statements to the contrary, much of the industrialized world has not yet come to terms with the recognition of the fallacy of what I call the strong man syndrome.
Wole Soyinka
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Fallacy Translations

fallacy in Norwegian is feilslutning

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