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Meaning of PARALOGISM

Pronunciation:  pu'ralu`jizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an unintentionally invalid argument
 

PARALOGISM is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: fallacy, false belief

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pa*ral"o*gism\, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to reason falsely;
? beside + ? to reason, ? discourse, reason: cf. F.
paralogisme.] (Logic)
A reasoning which is false in point of form, that is, which
is contrary to logical rules or formul[ae]; a formal fallacy,
or pseudo-syllogism, in which the conclusion does not follow
from the premises.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: argument, argument by analogy, argumentum ad baculum, argumentum ad captandum, argumentum ad hominem, Aristotelian sorites, bad case, begging the question, categorical syllogism, circular argument, claptrap, crowd-pleasing argument, dilemma, empty words, enthymeme, fallacy, figure, formal fallacy, Goclenian sorites, hysteron proteron, insincere argument, logical fallacy, material fallacy, mere rhetoric, mode, modus tollens, mood, moonshine, non sequitur, petitio principii, philosophism, prosyllogism, pseudosyllogism, rule, rule of deduction, solecism, sophism, sophistry, sorites, syllogism, verbal fallacy, weak point
 

 

 

 

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