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Post hoc (sometimes written as post-hoc) (a shortened style of post hoc ergo propter hoc, ergo propter hoc) is a fallacy within which one event is alleged to be the reason for a later event just because it occurred earlier. It is also referred to as the fallacy of the false cause or the argument from succession alone.
It may refer to:
- Formulated after the fact (e.g., a post hoc rationalization, a post hoc justification, a post hoc explanation, post hoc reasoning)
- Post hoc ergo propter hoc (after this, therefore because of this), a logical fallacy of causation
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