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Re: What's a Logical Fallacy?
Posted By: wintermute, on host
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at 01:31:38
In Reply To: Re: What's a Logical Fallacy? posted by Mel on Tuesday, October 9, 2001, at 19:16:18:

I think the class under discussion here is syllologism (Spelling may well be wrong)

The classic example would be:

All dogs have four legs.
My cat has four legs.
Therefore, my cat is a dog.

There was another version of this called "the Politician's syllologism" which ran:

We must do something.
This is something.
Therefore, we must do this.

And I remember coming across this once:

All syllologisms have three parts.
Therefore, this is a syllologism.

winter"Or, I might be wrong"mute

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