- after this; afterward.
post hoc, ergo propter hoc
- after this, therefore because of it: a formula designating an error in logic that accepts as a cause something that merely occurred earlier in time.
Related Words for post hocthen, afterwards, eventually, thereafter, later, soon, next, late, subsequently, after, behind, ultimately, latterly, ensuingly, intra, thereon
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Contemporary Examples of post hoc
So my entire liberal arts education was an exercise in learning how different thinkers engaged in post-hoc rationalizing.David's Book Club: The Righteous Mind
April 9, 2012
- logic the fallacy of assuming that temporal succession is evidence of causal relation
Word Origin for post hoc
Latin, "after this." Especially in post hoc, ergo propter hoc, logical fallacy, literally "after this, therefore because of this."