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post hoc

[ pohst hohk; English pohst hok ]


, Latin.
  1. after this; afterward.

post hoc

/ ˈpəʊst ˈhɒk /


  1. logic the fallacy of assuming that temporal succession is evidence of causal relation

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Word History and Origins

Origin of post hoc1

from Latin, short for Post hoc ergo propter hoc after this, therefore on account of this

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Example Sentences

You have intuitions first, and the reasoning for those intuitions comes post-hoc.

So my entire liberal arts education was an exercise in learning how different thinkers engaged in post-hoc rationalizing.

So if the eclipse passes, post hoc ergo propter hoc works just fine, thanks.

We say now post hoc, ergo propter hoc; now propter hoc, ergo post hoc; shall we escape from this vicious circle?

The assumption was an illustration of the well-known fallacy: 'Post hoc, ergo propter hoc.'

Post hoc, propter hoc and this silly old man has been held up to all ensuing ages as an absurdly simple old fellow.

The distinction of post hoc and propter hoc, often lost sight of in modern as well as in ancient times.

Post hoc ergo propter hoc may be taken as a generic name for imperfect proof of causation from observed facts of succession.


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