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the logical fallacy of believing that temporal succession implies a causal relation


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The Latin name for this is post hoc, ergo propter hoc.
On its fiftieth anniversary it might be churlish to discount the significance of Suez, but anniversaries invite reflection on times past, and we should be on our guard against exploiting hindsight or falling for the old fallacy of post hoc ergo propter hoc by over-stating claims made for Suez as the turning-point in the story of British decolonization.
For example, one of the classical fallacies is the post hoc ergo propter hoc (after that, therefore because of that), where one infers that the cause of a certain effect is a particular event on the basis of the fact that the alleged cause preceded the effect in short time (e.
Well taught secondary school students are alive to the fallacy of post hoc ergo propter hoc.
In order to traverse this epic briar patch, "Beyond Geometry" proposes an improbable historical teleology that moves, post hoc, ergo propter hoc, from Max Bill, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Tomas Maldonado in the '40s to Victor Vasarely, Soto, and Oiticica in the '50s to Donald Judd, Bridget Riley, and Ed Ruscha in the '60s to Mel Bochner, Joel Shapiro, and Bernd and Hilla Becher in the '70s
In analyzing the use made of the sources for Jack Cade's rebellion, for example, she notes how Shakespeare erases any rational motive for the rebels' behavior while at the same time moving beyond Hall's rather simplistic post hoc ergo propter hoc argumentation.
All rely on post hoc, ergo propter hoc reasoning to impugn a product that may have had nothing to do with the symptoms reported by these "victims?
In the process, the book avoids one of the most frequent and often quite justified criticism of psychobiography, namely, that it falls prey to the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy.
Here we have misleading statistics backing up a classic post hoc, ergo propter hoc logical fallacy.
Pilling wisely recognizes that in a study like his there is a risk of offering 'the illusion of an explanation' through 'a kind of post hoc ergo propter hoc continuum' (p.
Kasper does not quite fall for the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy.
Consider: argumentum ad hominem ("argument against the person"), attacking an opponent's character instead of addressing the issue under discussion; petitio principii ("begging the question"), asking a question which assumes an unproven point; and post hoc, ergo propter hoc ("after this, therefore because of this") asserting that, simply because one event followed, another, the former caused the latter.
Those who have studied logic recognize the fallacy of post hoc, ergo propter hoc, or that, if something comes before, it thus must be a cause of what comes after.
Although he rules out vernacular literature as a source for lay attitudes, arguing that it is contaminated with later viewpoints because it was redacted after the first Crusade, he falls into the same post hoc, ergo propter hoc reasoning in citing twelfth-century chroniclers such as Guibert of Nogent, Ralph of Caen, and Ordericus Vitalis for evidence as to why nobles participated in the first Crusade.