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In A Certain Respect And Simply

November 25th, 2009

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In A Certain Respect And Simply

classification : informal – Non-sequitur

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.


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.

Other Names

Secundum quid et simpliciter

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

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