- argument violating principles of valid reasoning.
- a conclusion reached through such argument.
Origin of paralogism
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Thus it is evident that in all such arguments there lurks a paralogism.The Critique of Pure Reason
This Paralogism does not concern itself with the nature of the soul.
The argument of the Paralogism of the first edition is itself Berkeleian, and refutes only the problematic idealism of Descartes.
It more naturally connects with the category of unity; but the category of unity is required for the third Paralogism.
The paralogism is transcendental in character, resting upon a transcendental ground.
- logic psychol an argument that is unintentionally invalidCompare sophism
- any invalid argument or conclusion
C16: via Late Latin from Greek paralogismos, from paralogizesthai to argue fallaciously, from para- 1 + -logizesthai, ultimately from logos word
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