Fallacy of the Week – Denying the Antecedent

Denying the Antecedent _ a statement where the second premise denies the antecedent of the first premise and draws a conclusion that doesn’t support it.


If my car breaks down, I’ll be late for work. My car won’t break down. Therefore, I won’t be late for work.

This is fallacious because there are many reasons for being late to work. While the conclusion may be true, it does not follow from the premise.


Next Week:

Fallacy of the Week – Equivocation

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