paralogism

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French paralogisme, form Latin paralogismus, from Ancient Greek παραλογισμός (paralogismos).

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NounEdit

paralogism (plural paralogisms)

  1. A fallacious argument or illogical conclusion, especially one committed by mistake, or believed by the speaker to be logical.
    • 1646, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, III.ii:
      Which is a Paralogism not admittible; a fallacy that dwels not in a cloud, and needs not the Sun to scatter it.

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Last modified on 19 November 2013, at 21:09