Post hoc

The other guy’s argument makes no sense. But in what way is it fallacious?

About Joanne

Comments

  1. Too bad they don’t teach more of this 4-12. At. least some of the basics of symbolic logic. Memorizing all of the formal and informal fallacies would be a bit much, though.

  2. Andy Freeman says:

    His argument is fallacious because he’s a bad person.

    His argument is fallacious because I’m a good person and he disagrees with me.

    His argument is fallacious because his conclusion is wrong.

    His argument is fallacious because it refutes my argument for a good outcome.

    His argument is fallacious because if he’s correct, bad things are true/will happen.

Trackbacks

  1. HIGHLY ILLOGICAL

    Joanne Jacobs found a cool sight that explains all sorts of fallacies. I’ve always been partial to Post hoc ergo propter hoc; edu-crats and education reporters regularly fall into that one….