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Fallacy OF Amphiboly

November 4th, 2009

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Fallacy OF Amphiboly

classification : informal – fallacies of ambiguity

amphiboly occurs when the construction of a sentence allows it to have two different meanings.

Foundations

Results from ambiguous grammar, as opposed to one that results from the ambiguity of words or phrases.

Examples

Save soap and waste paper.

Sub fallacy

Scope Fallacy

Note: On Sophistical Refutations – Translated by W. A. Pickard-Cambridge

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