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Definition of "paralogism" [pa•ral•o•gism]

  • A fallacious or illogical argument or conclusion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "paralogism" in a sentence
  • "There lurks in the procedure of rational Psychology a paralogism, which is represented in the following syllogism:"
  • "The attack on the third paralogism focuses on what can be inferred from unified consciousness over time."
  • "A transcendental paralogism, according to Kant, is a “syllogism in which one is constrained, by a transcendental ground, to draw a formally invalid conclusion” (A341/B399)."