false belief

Definitions of false belief
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n a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning

Synonyms:
fallacy
Types:
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pseudoscience
an activity resembling science but based on fallacious assumptions
logical fallacy
a fallacy in logical argumentation
pathetic fallacy
the fallacy of attributing human feelings to inanimate objects; `the friendly sun' is an example of the pathetic fallacy
sophism, sophistication, sophistry
a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
paralogism
an unintentionally invalid argument
astrology, star divination
a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
alchemy
a pseudoscientific forerunner of chemistry in medieval times
hysteron proteron
the logical fallacy of using as a true premise a proposition that is yet to be proved
ignoratio elenchi
the logical fallacy of supposing that an argument proving an irrelevant point has proved the point at issue
petitio, petitio principii
the logical fallacy of assuming the conclusion in the premises; begging the question
post hoc, post hoc ergo propter hoc
the logical fallacy of believing that temporal succession implies a causal relation
Type of:
misconception
an incorrect conception

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