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post hoc ergo propter hoc

Subject: Philosophy

(Latin, after this, so because of this)

The fallacy of arguing that because one event happened after another, it happened because of it.

Post hoc ergo propter hoc

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Guide to Latin in International Law (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
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Law
Length:
137 words

...Post hoc ergo propter hoc . pōst hōk ār´gō prōp´tērhōk . pōst hak ɜr´gō prap´tɜr hak. “After this, therefore because of this.” An expression of the logical fallacy wherein one infers from the fact that a later event follows a prior event that the prior event must therefore have caused the later one. E.g., “It is incorrect to claim that the United States is applying the suspension of concessions or other obligations ‘with respect to a new measure’ just because the United States continues to apply multilaterally authorized suspension of concessions or other...

Propter hoc

Propter hoc   Quick reference

Guide to Latin in International Law (2 ed.)

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2022
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Law
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...Propter hoc . prōp´tēr hōk . prap´tɜr hak. adj . “Because of this.” Because of the previously stated reason. See also Post hoc ergo propter hoc...

causation

causation  

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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 ...

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