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fallacious Sentence Examples

  • In no case is the evidence of the senses fallacious or mendacious; the fallacy is in the inference.

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  • The securing of riches is a fallacious achievement, for often wealth perishes by some accident (v.

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  • It rested on a mass of legal assumptions and subtleties, fallacious indeed, but ingenious, and, as the result proved, effective.

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  • But the mind of man not only refuses to believe this explanation, but plainly says that this method of explanation is fallacious, because in it a weaker phenomenon is taken as the cause of a stronger.

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  • fallacious modes of thinking resulting from received systems of philosophy and from erroneous methods of demonstration.

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  • For words introduce a fallacious mode of looking at things in two ways: first, there are some words that are really merely names for non-existent things, which are yet supposed to exist simply because they have received a name; secondly, there are names hastily and unskilfully abstracted from a few objects and applied recklessly to all that has the faintest analogy with these objects, thus causing the grossest confusion.

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  • Nor does the process of acquiring the premisses of eristical syllogism, which is fallacious either in its premisses or in its process, differ, except that, when the premisses are fallacious, the dialectical interrogations must be such as to cause this fallacy.

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  • Hence all attempts to fix accurately the level of perpetual snow in the Alps are fallacious, and can at the best approach only to local accuracy for a particular district.

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  • He finally arrived at the conclusion that Condillac's notion of passive receptivity as the one source of conscious experience was not only an error in fact but an error of method - in short, that the mechanical mode of viewing consciousness as formed by external influence was fallacious and deceptive.

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  • Heydweiller, 2 which appeared to indicate a reversal in weak fields (corresponding to I= 5, or thereabouts), have been shown by Honda and Shimizu to be vitiated by the fact that his specimen was not initially in a magnetically neutral state; they found that when the applied field had the same direction as that of the permanent magnetization, Heydweiller's fallacious results were easily obtained; but if the field were applied in the direction opposite to that of the permanent magnetization, or if, as should rightly be the case, there were no permanent magnetization at all, then there was no indication of any Villari reversal.

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  • of France by the fallacious treaty in which he undertook to remain neutral during the kings expedition to Italy.

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  • If this appearance be not fallacious, the obvious relation between the two superscriptions will be best explained by the supposition that the author of Jude gave currency to the existing homily (James) before composing under the pseudonym of Jude.

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  • The basis of Bradley's logic is the fallacious dialectic of Hegel's metaphysics, founded on the supposition that two things, which are different, but have something in common, are the same.

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  • Hickes, whose chief argument, based on the character of the language, is now known to be fallacious, as most of the poetry that has come down to us in the West Saxon dialect is certainly of Northumbrian origin.

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  • All M is P. Proceeding from one order to the other, by converting one of the premises, and substituting the conclusion as premise for the other premise, so as to deduce the latter as conclusion, is what he calls circular inference; and he remarked that the process is fallacious unless it contains propositions which are convertible, as in mathematical equations.

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  • fallacious argument.

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  • fallacious proof that " all cows in a field are the same color " .

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  • a green tree; and then deduces that the evidence of the senses proves now and then to be fallacious, because we may have an experience indistinguishable from that of a tree but incorrect; and further, that our perceptions are habitually mendacious, because all visual experiences are erroneous, as colour is a sensation while the thing consists of uncoloured particles.

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  • Equally fallacious are two other attempts of Schuppe to produce syllogisms from invalid moods: (1) 1st Fig.

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  • In every case the calculation proved fallacious.

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  • The fact that probably about 1,000,000 acres formerly under potatoes went out of cultivation owing to the potato disease in 1847 makes a comparison between the figures for crops in that year with present figures somewhat fallacious.

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  • Along with countless persons of good will, one can state that this point of view is not only baneful but also completely fallacious.

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  • fallacious to assume that addicts necessarily use the greatest quantities.

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  • fallacious reasoning needs to be exposed and rebutted.

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  • fallacious assumption that all historical sources are documentary.

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  • fallacious belief that one can separate moral issues from economic ones.

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  • fallacious concept of " human rights " as applying to individuals?

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  • And skeptics then make the logically fallacious jump of concluding that the biblical record is indefensible!

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  • However it is more to do with the whole explosion of interest in short films being utterly fallacious.

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  • Well yes, that is what he is doing but it is not fallacious.

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  • Yet they are forced into these classes on a wholly fallacious basis.

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  • Being pupils of Charcot, they endeavored to support his obviously fallacious theories, but merely succeeded in producing a mass of pseudo-scientific nonsense.

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  • The idea that nuclear power can solve the coming energy crisis is therefore totally fallacious.

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  • He would have deluded his people with mere imposture, had he quieted them with fallacious symbols: the very idea is shocking.

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  • The failure to apprehend historical method has often led to the fallacious argument that the trustworthiness of individual features justifies our accepting the whole, or that the elimination of unhistorical elements will leave an historical residuum.

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  • fallacious conception of a scala naturae.

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  • Sophistry appeared to him to be like it, except that it is a fallacious deduction either from merely apparent probabilities in its matter or itself merely apparently syllogistic in its form (cf.

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