formal fallacy

noun

Definition of formal fallacy

: a violation of any rule of formal inference

called also paralogism

contrasted with material fallacy and verbal fallacy — compare affirmation of the consequent, denial of the antecedent, ignoratio elenchi, illicit process, petitio principii

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“Formal fallacy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/formal%20fallacy. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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