You can blunt the post hoc, ergo propter hoc
con by insisting on an inferentially plausible explanation of why A caused B, rather than merely because A had preceded B.
repeat the ancient fallacy: post hoc ergo propter hoc.
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It is important to realize in what (very strict) sense post hoc ergo propter hoc is a fallacy: if one wishes to say that it necessarily follows that if two events are temporally close to each other, then the first one causes the second one, this is obviously not true.
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.
To claim otherwise, I suggest, would be an instance of post hoc, ergo propter hoc
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
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.
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.
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?
Kasper does not quite fall for the post hoc ergo propter hoc
To put the matter crudely, Matsumoto as an economic historian is a sucker for the elementary logical fallacy of ex post ergo propter hoc
Worse, among those falling for this post hoc ergo propter hoc
fallacy we must apparently include the arriving Obama administration.
This is the post hoc, ergo propter hoc
fallacy: The rooster crowed, the sun rose, so therefore the rooster caused the sun to rise.
Post hoc ergo propter hoc
is the first fallacy they teach in logic, but just try getting on a jury if you've ever studied logic.