fallacy of accident

Definition of fallacy of accident

: the fallacy that consists in arguing from some accidental character as if it were essential or necessary (as in the food you buy you eat; you buy raw meat; therefore you eat raw meat)

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“Fallacy of accident.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fallacy%20of%20accident. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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