Accident


 
Name of fallacy Accident
Aliases  
Type Irrelevant Argument
Description When an exception to the generalization is ignored. The fallacy occurs when one attempts to apply a general rule to an irrelevant situation.
Example For instance:  1. Cutting people with a knife is a crime.  2. Surgeons cut people with knives. 3. Surgeons are criminals.
Form 
Treatment Dealt with by stating the exception to the generalization and thereby demonstrating the fault in reasoning.

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