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magic fallacy a novella. by David Westheimer

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Published by Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

Book details:

LC ClassificationsPZ3.W5265 Mag, PS3573.E88 Mag
The Physical Object
Pagination96 p.
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6067402M
LC Control Number50005178

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  Magical thinking is defined as believing that one event happens as a result of another without a plausible link of causation. For example: "I got up on the left side of the bed today; therefore it. In this section we will cover the Appeal to Common Belief fallacy in detail, also known as: appeal to accepted belief, groupthink, appeal to widespread belief, appeal to the masses, appeal to belief, appeal to the majority, argument by consensus, consensus fallacy, authority of the many, bandwagon fallacy, argumentum ad numerum, appeal to the number, argumentum consensus gentium, appeal to the. An Appeal to Authority is a fallacy with the following form: 1) Person A is (claimed to be) an authority on subject S. 2) Person A makes claim C about subject S. 3) Therefore, C is true. This fallacy is committed when the person in question is not a legitimate authority on the subject. According to philosopher David Kyle Johnson, the “mystery, therefore magic” fallacy is committed when one can’t find a rational answer and uses that as proof for the supernatural (10).

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