Fuzzy logic? What's the term for this method of argumentation.
August 29, 2010 11:31 AM Subscribe
Is there a term for back-arguing a conclusion? I can't even find the proper words to describe the method of argumentation I'm thinking of, but I'll do my best.
Someone comes to a conclusion. They then search for a justification to reach that end, working backwards and incorrectly. Here's a real life example:
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A) Indie movie theater closes. B) Someone smugly argues that theater closed because there's no market for indie films in the town.
However, the real reason there's no market for indie films in the town is because the indie theaters keep getting closed. So A led to B, not B --> A.
Does this make any sense at all? Is there a term for this kind of false justification?