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In a Certain Respect and Simply

 

Disciplines Argument > Fallacies > In a Certain Respect and Simply

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Description

A is an attribute of B. So A is an attribute of C.

Take an attribute that is bound to a certain area and assume that it can be applied to a wider domain than was originally intended.

Example

A dog has white teeth, so the dog is white.

There is money in my pocket, so there is always money in my pocket.

Discussion

When we discuss an attribute of something or somebody, we implicitly assume that there is some constraining contextual factors. When the assumption is carried too far in this context, then this fallacy is committed.

Classification

Non-sequitur

Also known as

Secundum quid et simpliciter

See also

Logic principle

 

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