affective fallacy

noun

Definition of affective fallacy

: the error in literary criticism of judging a work on the basis of its effect on the reader

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First Known Use of affective fallacy

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Affective fallacy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/affective%20fallacy. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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