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an erroneous or false idea

plausible but invalid reasoning

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Takeaways: These fallacies offer insights about the nature of international business in today's global economy:
After all, the "Authority-worshipper's argument" was another of the fallacies he rejected.
The results in this section providing empirical evidence for buyers' belief fallacies are borrowed from Lien, Yuan, and Zheng (2014), which discusses buyers' beliefs in greater detail.
These beliefs, often based on common fallacies, are separate from facts gathered from scientific research, illustrated in Figure 1.
She pointed out that it is the right of people to receive news and information from any source and by any means and it is the right of countries to defend themselves against rumours, fallacies and disinformation.
Now, many philosophers would have no problem with this, as this is not all that different from the way that fallacies have been thought about for ages in philosophy, as arguments that convince when they shouldn't.
It identifies and defines all-time favorite fallacies like "ad hominem," which is attacking your opponent's character rather than his argument, and "no true Scotsman," which in these latitudes might be better known as "love it or leave it.
Rossi need not invent new fallacies to promote his book's place within Dickian criticism.
However, students have to be disposed in detecting these fallacies prior to having high critical thinking ability.
SIR - Dr Paul G Murphy's response (Aug 13) to David W Evans (July 2) is full of logical fallacies, and like all fallacies, they can mislead the reading public.
Nevertheless, he agrees that the so-called formal fallacies can falsify his claim.
Herein are discussed five fallacies used in the description of the particle's journey.
CDATA[ BESA researcher: For peace, the West must correct two Arab fallacies.
THE TREATMENT OF FALLACIES IN ARGUMENTATIVE SITUATIONS DURING MEDIATION SESSIONS
This online guide describes different logical fallacies, gives the definition, provides an example, and describes the steps needed to prove that the fallacy was committed.