fallacy - deductive argument that is invalid(it is such...

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March 10, 2008 Critical Thinking: Recognizing Fallacies Fallacy is defined as a deceptive, misleading, or false notion, belief, etc.  They exist everywhere.  A fallacy is, very generally, an error in reasoning. This  differs from a factual error, which is simply being wrong about the facts. To be  more specific, a fallacy is an "argument" in which the premises given for the  conclusion do not provide the needed degree of support. A deductive fallacy is a 
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Unformatted text preview: deductive argument that is invalid (it is such that it could have all true premises and still have a false conclusion). An inductive fallacy is less formal than a deductive fallacy. They are simply "arguments" which appear to be inductive arguments, but the premises do not provided enough support for the conclusion. In such cases, even if the premises were true, the conclusion would not be more likely to be true....
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