paralogism definition

  • noun:
    • A fallacious or irrational debate or conclusion.
    • A fallacious argument or illogical summary, particularly one committed in error, or thought because of the speaker become rational.
    • A reasoning that is untrue in point of form, that is, which is despite rational rules or formulæ; an official fallacy, or pseudo-syllogism, where conclusion will not follow through the premises.
    • In logic, fallacious debate or false reasoning; thinking that is untrue in form—that is, when the conclusion will not follow from the premises; a conclusion unwarranted because of the premises.
    • an unintentionally invalid argument

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