Existential fallacy

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An '''Existential fallacy''' is when the existence of a thing is implied, when it otherwise shouldn't from the premises.
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An '''Existential fallacy''' is a type of [[logical fallacy]] when the existence of a thing is implied, when it otherwise shouldn't from the premises.
  
 
===Formal Construction===
 
===Formal Construction===
  
 
# All S are P
 
# All S are P
# Some S are P
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# Some P are S
  
 
== Examples ==
 
== Examples ==
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:# God is love
 
:# God is love
 
:# Some love is God
 
:# Some love is God
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[[Category:Logical fallacies]]

Revision as of 13:19, 12 March 2012

An Existential fallacy is a type of logical fallacy when the existence of a thing is implied, when it otherwise shouldn't from the premises.

Formal Construction

  1. All S are P
  2. Some P are S

Examples

  • Example 1
  1. All leprechauns are people
  2. Thus, some people are leprechauns
  • Example 2
  1. All answered prayers would come from a god
  2. Thus, some answered prayers do come from a god
  • Example 3
  1. God is love
  2. Some love is God
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