Argument from fallacy:

Evidential Fallacy
Definition Example
When it is suggested that, if an argument for some conclusion is fallacious, then that conclusion is false. Tom told me that, because all Cubans are human, and I am a human, therefore I am a Cuban. His argument is invalid, and therefore I am not a Cuban.
Also known as: fallacy fallacy
  Notes
The fact that someone commits a fallacy when defending a claim does not make their claim false.

Case Study One

Rejecting a conclusion because of a fallacy employed in defense of that conclusion is common in heated discussions in which ad hominem attacks are frequent. Often the person attacked will point to the ad hominem fallacy, then declare their own position validated.


Keep in mind that a fallacious argument does not entail an erroneous position.


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