Subverted Support
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Subverted Support

Subverted support is a logical fallacy of explanation which attempts to explain something that does not happen.

Logical Form

X happens because of Y (when X does not actually happen or exist)

Examples

  1. The reason billions of children starve to death each year is because we live in a world that does not care.

Explanation: Billions of children do not starve each year.[1]

  1. The reason why most people oppose the strike is that they are afraid of losing their jobs[2]

Explanation: False if in truth, people do not oppose the strike or oppose the strike for different reasons.

  1. John went to the store because he wanted to see Maria.

Explanation: False if John did not go to the store or if he did not want to see Maria[2]

Exception

The fallacy is true if a preceding statement claims that whatever follows is true.[1]

Example

It is trues that billions of children starve to death every year. Billions of children starve to death because we live in a world that does not care.

References


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