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an erroneous or false idea

plausible but invalid reasoning

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One can notice repeated use of this fallacious argument for framing purpose.
One of our contributions in this essay has been to demonstrate one way of studying fallacious argument, based in pragma-dialectic perspective, which goes beyond the descriptive to understand why a set of arguments ought to be regarded as fallacious-not simply because they may be found to fit a verboten pattern of argument but because they make argumentative moves which violate implicit norms of argument and, thereby, short-circuit the process of rational critical debate.
The American public, having been tricked by their fallacious arguments and cynical propaganda into the Iraq War, does not want to hear from them.
Morocco, under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, chairman of the Al-Quds committee, flatly rejects the Israeli fallacious arguments advanced to justify the development plan to build an archaeological park in this historic neighbourhood, it said.
Other fallacious arguments are that the WTO discussions involve "complex economic issues" and "affords protection against bullying by the wealthy." First, the issues are not really complex.
They will accept fallacious arguments that will justify not only those bans but bans against other guns which might be struck down except for the false precedent of assault weapon cases.
Later in book 15 Ficino writes: "To confute the many fallacious arguments with which the Averroists obstinately strive to trap the Platonists, we must remember that it is not over and beyond nature for the human soul to be joined with the body; but that it is natural for this eternal soul to be joined to an eternal and heavenly body forever but only for a limited time to the temporal and earthly body" (15.12.2).
He and fellow councillor Owain Williams made several misleading and fallacious arguments on behalf of their new party.
Sex, marriage, education, the workplace, arts and sciences, and political engagement as symbolized by the vote are among the realms of human life in which these 45 documents demonstrate prejudice against women was not only practiced but also justified by transparently specious and fallacious arguments. They focus on American writers of the 19th and 20th centuries, but include some Europeans who have influenced American thought.
This is one of the fallacious arguments (supposedly on firm economic basis) that is given to create a consumer society.
The book also repeats one of the fallacious arguments about the cost of auctions--that auctions might adversely impact the development of the wireless sector because the cost of spectrum under an auction would be too high.
While fallacies contained in arguments have always been of concern to philosophers, social studies educators might do more to recognize and analyze the fallacious arguments of their students, making such errors an occasion for discussion.