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paralogism

Saltos de línea: par¦alo|gism
Pronunciación: /pəˈralədʒɪz(ə)m
 
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Definición de paralogism en inglés:

sustantivo

Logic
A piece of illogical or fallacious reasoning, especially one which appears superficially logical or which the reasoner believes to be logical.
Example sentences
  • In logic, a line of reasoning (also known as a paralogism) may seem valid but is not.
  • Those who seemed most impatient of barbarisms, solecisms, and paralogisms in a sermon, seemed to easily tolerate them in their life and conversation.

Origen

mid 16th century: from French paralogisme, via late Latin from Greek paralogismos, from paralogizesthai 'reason falsely'.

Derivados

paralogist

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • Paralogist would be correct for someone who uses fallacious argument unwittingly.
  • Hence, it is necessary for us to enumerate the different fallacies often committed by an ignorant thinker (paralogist), a deceiver (philosophist) and an inaccurate thinker.

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