Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Logical Fallacy of the Week, Week 26: Equivocation

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Equivocation - It is the misleading use of a term with more than one meaning or sense (by glossing over which meaning is intended at a particular time). It generally occurs with polysemic words. It is often confused with amphibology (amphiboly); however, equivocation is ambiguity arising from the misleading use of a word and amphiboly is ambiguity arising from the misleading use of punctuation or syntax….(follow the link for the explanation)

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