Categoria: Logic

The Fallacy of Amphiboly

There are many fallacies in our arguments. We are going to examine another fallacy today, the Fallacy of Amphiboly (From the Greek, “both sides, double” “speech”).The Fallacy of Amphiboly occurs in an argument when the premisses are ambiguous because of their grammatical construction. A statement can be amphibolous when the indetermination of the meaning derives from its faulty grammatical structure. An argument with amphibolous sentences is amphibolous.According to Aristotle, the sophistic arguments are based on ambiguous terms.An amphibolous statement is true or false according to the interpretation because of the loose grammatical structure. It does not use the word with

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