Saturday, November 04, 2006

Logical Fallacies, Part 18: Division

The logical fallacy of division occurs when reasoning that something true about a subject must also be true of its parts. Examples:

Our new CFO, Ken Allen, previously worked for Microsoft, a multinational coproration known for treating its employees with integrity; therefore, expect Mr. Allen to treat his staff respectfully.

The CD player in the car must be expensive because the car itself is expensive.

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