|Overview: Affirming The Consequent|
Assuming the converse of a statement.
What is Affirming The Consequent?
John Spacey, updated on April 23, 2016
Affirming The Consequent is a logical fallacy that assumes that the converse of a true statement is also true. For example:If Tokyo is completely run by robots, then it is a technically advanced city.Tokyo is a technically advanced city. Therefore, Tokyo is completely run by robots.The error of logic in the example is to confuse the direction of the first if/then condition. The error can also be explained as assuming that the converse of the first statement is also true.
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