fallacies

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  • Fallacies — Fallacy Fal la*cy (f[a^]l l[.a]*s[y^]), n.; pl. {Fallacies} (f[a^]l l[.a]*s[i^]z). [OE. fallace, fallas, deception, F. fallace, fr. L. fallacia, fr. fallax deceitful, deceptive, fr. fallere to deceive. See {Fail}.] 1. Deceptive or false… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fallacies — fal·la·cy || fælÉ™sɪ n. untruth, falsehood; misconception; mistake; illusion, delusion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Fallacies of definition — refer to the various ways in which definitions can fail to have merit. The term is used to suggest analogy with the logical fallacies. This is a typical sort of list found in texts used in college logic courses. Circularity If one concept is… …   Wikipedia

  • Fallacies of Distributed Computing — The Fallacies of Distributed Computing are a set of common but flawed assumptions made by programmers when first developing distributed applications. The fallacies are summarized as follows [http://blogs.sun.com/jag/resource/Fallacies.html] :#… …   Wikipedia

  • Fallacies of Distributed Computing — Die Fallacies of Distributed Computing (Irrtümer der verteilten Datenverarbeitung) sind eine Sammlung eigentlich trivialer, aber doch häufiger fehlerhafter Annahmen, die Programmierer voraussetzen, wenn sie insbesondere das erste Mal eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • List of fallacies — For specific popular misconceptions, see List of common misconceptions. A fallacy is incorrect argumentation in logic and rhetoric resulting in a lack of validity, or more generally, a lack of soundness. Contents 1 Formal fallacies 1.1… …   Wikipedia

  • Correlative-based fallacies — In logic, correlative based fallacies, also known as fallacies of distraction, are logical fallacies based on correlative conjunctions. Contents 1 Correlative conjunctions 1.1 Examples 2 Fallacies 3 …   Wikipedia

  • Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science — Infobox Book name = Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science title orig = translator = image caption = 1957 revised ed. author = Martin Gardner illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = subject = science,… …   Wikipedia

  • Fads and Fallacies in the Social Sciences — is a book by Steven Goldberg, published by Humanity Books in 2003. ReviewsFrom back cover of Fads and Fallacies : * Among contemporary social scientists, the admirable Steven Goldberg is anomalous: unlike many of his peers, he believes that… …   Wikipedia

  • composition/division, fallacies of — The fallacy of composition is one of arguing that because something is true of members of a group or collection, it is true of the group as a whole. For example, in Utilitarianism, J. S. Mill appears to argue that since each person desires just… …   Philosophy dictionary

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