# Reductio ad absurdum

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− | Reductio ad absurdum is a type of [[logic|logical]] [[argument]] where one assumes a claim for the sake of argument, arrives at an absurd result, and then concludes that the original assumption must have been wrong, since it led to this absurd result | + | Reductio ad absurdum is a type of [[logic|logical]] [[argument]] where one assumes a claim for the sake of argument, arrives at an absurd result, and then concludes that the original assumption must have been wrong, since it led to this absurd result. |

## Revision as of 22:42, 30 August 2006

Reductio ad absurdum is a type of logical argument where one assumes a claim for the sake of argument, arrives at an absurd result, and then concludes that the original assumption must have been wrong, since it led to this absurd result.