Questionable cause

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The questionable cause—also known as causal fallacy, false cause, or non causa pro causa ("non-cause for cause" in Latin)—is a category of informal fallacies in which a cause is incorrectly identified.

An example that clearly states what false cause is can be given by, Every time I go to sleep, the sun goes down. Therefore, my going to sleep causes the sun to set.[1]

Fallacies of questionable cause include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Questionable Cause". logicallyfallacious.com. Retrieved 2016-11-23. 

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