|Overview: Fallacy Fallacy|
|Definition||Assuming something is wrong simply because an argument for it is flawed or illogical.|
|Related Concepts||Curse Of KnowledgeFallaciesCognitive Biases|
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What is the Fallacy Fallacy?
John Spacey, April 21, 2016 updated on January 12, 2017
The fallacy fallacy is the assumption that a conclusion is wrong simply because an argument for the conclusion contains an error such as a fallacy. An incorrect argument can easily make a conclusion seem wrong. For example, a stock analyst with a poorly informed argument for against a particular investment may trigger a desire to purchase the investment. However, just because the analyst is wrong doesn't mean the stock will appreciated in value. Another analyst may have an argument against the stock that is valid and insightful. Another potential Fallacy Fallacy is to attempt to apply logic to an area that is heavily influenced by human factors. It is widely believed that areas such as art or culture don't need to make logical sense. Rejecting a cultural or social practice because it makes no logical sense may be missing the point.
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