Ignoring Qualifications (secundum Quid) as a Subfallacy of Hasty Generalization

  title={Ignoring Qualifications (secundum Quid) as a Subfallacy of Hasty Generalization},
  author={Douglas N. Walton},
In the experience of teaching courses on informal logic and argumentation, one finds that the fault of being overly rigid and absolutistic in thinking, of being too insensitive to the defeasible nature of much ordinary reasoning, is an important type of error. In a critical discussion, it is important for an arguer to be open to refutation, to admitting her argument was wrong, should convincing evidence be brought forward by the opposing side. It would be nice to have a name for this general… CONTINUE READING
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