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They did so, in fact, only hours after the fallacy that the election was stolen had boiled over into a violent assault on the Capitol, one that left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer.

How to avoid logical fallacies and critical-thinking fallacies.

It’s a planning fallacy based on screwy positive self-perception.

That wrong-headed mental blind spot, the planning fallacy, results in us not preparing sufficiently for contingencies and problems.

From Fortune

As much as marketers would like to control the narrative around their brands doing so is a fallacy.

From Digiday

In fact, what this map really showed was the fallacy of aggregates – and how statistics can mask real cultural shifts.

Every time the thermometer drops, another anti-science politician mocks climate change as a fallacy.

But here he falls victim to a prevalent fallacy: the confusion of means with ends.

Despite its patent fallacy, the impact of the “Christian Nation” revisionist history on American attitudes is substantial.

Wasn't I committing the Lump of Labor Fallacy, assuming that the jobs that were disappearing meant permanent unemployment?

An underlying fallacy of Socialism is the concept that poverty or at least extreme poverty, can be banished from the world.

I remark only the fallacy of reasoning from a wide average, to cases necessarily differing greatly from any average.

A fallacy of misobservation may be either negative or positive; either Non-observation or Mal-observation.

By the last clause I presume is meant, that it is not susceptible of any other proof; for otherwise, there would be no fallacy.

This is a fallacy of overlooking; or of non-observation, within the intent of our classification.


On this page you'll find 81 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fallacy, such as: deception, falsehood, heresy, inconsistency, misinterpretation, and paradox.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.