- plural form of fallacy
Fallacies are defined as false ideas or beliefs that are based on unsound arguments.
An example of fallacies are the stories told by a person and passed off as truth just because most people believe the stories to be true.
- In all other questions of this kind he shows himself far in advance of the economic fallacies of the day.
- Mill and the Book of Fallacies by Bingham.
- He managed also to hear Blackstone's lectures at Oxford, but says that he immediately detected the fallacies which underlay the rounded periods of the future judge.
- Most of the birds he describes are characterized with accuracy sufficient to enable them to be identified, and his observations upon them have still some interest; but he was innocent of any methodical system, and was not exempt from most of the professional fallacies of his time.'
- Note that for any determination of x, "x is an x" and "x is not an x," are neither of them fallacies but are both meaningless, according to this theory.