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Paralogism definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PARAL'OGISM, n. [Gr. beyond, and reasoning; discourse, reason.]
In logic, a fallacious argument or false reasoning; an error committed in demonstration, when a consequence is drawn from principles which are false, or though true, are not proved; or when a proposition is passed over that should have been proved by the way.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an unintentionally invalid argument

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle French paralogisme, from Late Latin paralogismus, from Greek paralogismos, from paralogos unreasonable, from para- + logos speech, reason more at legend Date: 1565 a fallacious argument

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Logic 1 a fallacy. 2 illogical reasoning (esp. of which the reasoner is unconscious). Derivatives: paralogist n. paralogize v.intr. (also -ise). Etymology: F paralogisme f. LL paralogismus f. Gk paralogismos f. paralogizomai reason falsely f. paralogos contrary to reason (as PARA-(1), logos reason)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Paralogism Pa*ral"o*gism, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to reason falsely; ? beside + ? to reason, ? discourse, reason: cf. F. paralogisme.] (Logic) A reasoning which is false in point of form, that is, which is contrary to logical rules or formul[ae]; a formal fallacy, or pseudo-syllogism, in which the conclusion does not follow from the premises.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n.; (also paralogy) Sophistry (unintentional), false reasoning.

Moby Thesaurus

Aristotelian sorites, Goclenian sorites, argument, argument by analogy, argumentum ad baculum, argumentum ad captandum, argumentum ad hominem, bad case, begging the question, categorical syllogism, circular argument, claptrap, crowd-pleasing argument, dilemma, empty words, enthymeme, fallacy, figure, formal fallacy, hysteron proteron, insincere argument, logical fallacy, material fallacy, mere rhetoric, mode, modus tollens, mood, moonshine, non sequitur, petitio principii, philosophism, prosyllogism, pseudosyllogism, rule, rule of deduction, solecism, sophism, sophistry, sorites, syllogism, verbal fallacy, weak point



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