fallacy

|ˈfaləsi|

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Слово Дня - fallacy - заблуждение, ошибка, ошибочность, софизм, обманчивость, ложный вывод

Description

A mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound argument.; A failure in reasoning which renders an argument invalid.; Faulty reasoning; misleading or unsound argument.

Examples

‘the notion that the camera never lies is a fallacy’
‘I can’t summon the necessary faith to believe in magic if I suspect it’s inconsistent nonsense, or a mess of superstitions based on fallacies.’
‘What binds all these things together is a recurring human mistake: the fallacy of total belief in the present and its technology.’
‘The fashionable notion, especially on the left, that governments of all persuasions have signed up to liberal free market beliefs is a fallacy.’
‘Both writers fall into the same fallacy — basing their objections on feelings or personal experience rather than empirical evidence.’
‘I didn’t discover the fallacies in those beliefs, but whoever did made some Great Discoveries.’

Translation

заблуждение, ошибка, ошибочность, софизм, обманчивость, ложный вывод

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