Definition of fallacy:
heresy, prejudice, sophism, paradox, phantasm, solecism, non sequitur, cavil, hallucination, deception, quibble, speciousness, spuriousness, ambiguity, irrelevancy, subterfuge, erratum, erroneousness, quirk, equivocation, quibbling, deceit, inconsistency, logic, misapprehension, falsity, misinterpretation, evasion, bias, illusion, true, reason, correct, illogicality, delusion, false belief, preconception, artifice, casuistry, invalidity, sophistry, perversion.
- error (part of speech: noun)
- untruth (part of speech: noun)
But under the influence of this feeling, men have always committed the fallacy of concluding that if a phenomenon has been explained in terms of natural causation, it has thereby been explained in toto- forgetting that it has only been explained up to the point where such causation is concerned, and that the real question of ultimate causation has merely been thus postponed.- "Thoughts on Religion", George John Romanes.
- "Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays", Bertrand Russell.
- "Symbolic Logic", Lewis Carroll.