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N.The relationship between an act and the consequences it produces. It is one of the elements that must be proved before an accused can be convicted of a crime in which the effect of the act is part ...
post hoc, ergo propter hoc

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Penelope Mackie

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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‘After this, therefore because of this.’ Strictly, the fallacy of inferring that one event is caused by another merely because it comes after it. More loosely, the fallacy (characteristic ... More

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