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Fallacy Of Exclusion

September 18th, 2009

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Fallacy Of Exclusion

classification : informal – inductive fallacies

When important evidence which would undermine an inductive argument is excluded from consideration.

Foundations

Not including all relevant information in any argument renders it fundamentally flawed by absence of information essential to supporting claims.

Examples

Iraq has an arsenal of weaponry that must be destroyed.

The Dolphins will probably win this game because they’ve won nine out of their last ten.

Other Names

Biased Sample

Unrepresentative Sample

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