- Mar 9, 2006
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Is the bolded a logical fallacy of some kind? My friend posted this on his facebook page but I can't really identify if it a specific fallacy or just a couple put together.
I have noticed that what can be validated piecemeal can sometimes result in an invalid aggregate. Do my more learned friends out there know a logical fallacy that names this phenomenon?
Then, someone then mentioned this:Let’s say someone has an overall philosophy of life that also has a number of individual principles. They take individual issues in the world, line them up with those principles and validate or invalidate them. However, considering the relationship of those validated points to the total philosophy, they contradict it. It seems to me there must be a logical fallacy that acknowledges this error.
Probably the fallacy of composition comes closest to what I think you mean. So many logical mistakes can be made with true propositions, since as a fallacy is a flaw in logical form.