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Empiricism

Empiricsm (m-pîr-szm) n. 1. The view that experience, especially of the senses, is the only source of knowledge. 2. Employment of empirical methods, as in science. 3. An empirical conclusion. The Empiricist claim does not entail that we have empirical knowledge, but rather that knowledge can be gained, if at all, via experience. And although […]

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Non Sequitur

Non Sequitur (non se·qui·tur) n 1. An inference or conclusion that does not follow from the premises or evidence. 2. A statement that does not follow logically from what preceded it. 3. A statement or action that has so little a connection to the context within which it occurred that it is absurd. Non sequitur […]

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Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

Post Hoc, Er·go Prop·ter Hoc (pȯst-ˌhōk ˌer-gō-ˈprȯp-ter-ˌhōk) term 1. Latin. After this, therefore on account of this. 2. The logical fallacy of believing that temporal succession implies a causal relation. 3. The false belief that because event A happened immediately prior to event B, A caused B. 4. Those that commit this fallacy often fail […]

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