Denying the correlative


 
Name of fallacy Denying the correlative
Aliases  
Type Irrelevant Argument, Informal Argument
Description Where attempts are made at introducing alternatives where there are none.
Example Policeman: ".. either you stole the money or you didn't, which is it?". Suspect: "... you are assuming that the money really exists....". In the context of the question this is not a valid alternative: regardless of the existence of the money, the suspect either stole it or didn't.
FormIntroduction a false alternative into a context that logically admits none.
Treatment Examin the context and show that the alternative is irrelevant and a distraction from the core argument

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