Stephen's Guide to the Logical Fallacies
Stephen's Guide to the Logical Fallacies ~ Too Broad
Definition: The definition includes items that should not be included
- An apple is something which is red and round.
(The planet Mars is red and round. So it is included in the definition. But obviously it is not an apple.),
- A figure is square if and only if it has four sides of equal length.
(Not only squares have four sides of equal length; a rhombus does as well.
The definition includes items that should not be included.
Identify the term being defined. Identify the conditions in the definition. Find an item which meets the condition but is obviously not an instance of the term.
Cedarblom and Paulsen: 182
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