Reply To: Misnamed fallacies ?


Chris and John: I can see why you might think as you do. The names of these fallacies comes from what happens in the non-hypothetical premise, not from what happens in the conclusion!

You have the hypothetical premise, then you affirm the consequent (problem) and then you mistakenly conclude with the antecedent. Similarly, you have the hypothetical premise, you deny the antecedent (problem) and then mistakenly conclude with the negation of the consequent.

In the end, names are names but the important thing is to recognize the fallacy, whatever you want to call it.