Stephen's Guide to the Logical Fallacies
Stephen's Guide to the Logical Fallacies ~ Converse Accident
Definition: An exception is applied in circumstances where a generalization should apply
- Because we allow terminally ill patients to use heroin, we should allow everyone to use heroin.,
- Because you allowed Jill, who was hit by a truck, to hand in her assignment late, you should allow the entire class to hand in their assignments late.
An exception to a generalization is applied to cases where the generalization should apply.
Identify the generalization in question and show how the special case was an exception to the generalization. (Copi and Cohen: 100)
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