Questionable Cause

(Logical Fallacy)


Logical Fallacy
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What is Questionable cause?

The questionable cause—also known as causal fallacy, false cause, or non causa pro causa ("non-cause for cause" in Latin)—is a category of informal fallacies in which a cause is incorrectly identified. For example: "Every time I go to sleep, the sun goes down. Therefore, my going to sleep causes the sun to set." The two events may coincide, but have no causal connection. Fallacies of questionable cause include: * Circular cause and consequence * Correlation implies causation (cum hoc, ergo propter hoc) * Third-cause fallacy * Wrong direction * Fallacy of the single cause * Post hoc ergo propter hoc * Regression fallacy * Texas sharpshooter fallacy * Jumping to conclusions * Association fallacy * Reductio ad hitlerum

Technology Types

causal fallacyfallacyinformal fallacylogical fallacymisconception


Confusing cause and effectFalse CauseNon causaNon causa pro causaNon causa procausa


Causa qüestionable (ca)Falacia de causa cuestionable (es)Сумнівна причинність (uk)السبب المشكوك فيه (ar)

Tech Info

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