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01/11/2011

hasty generalization

Filed under: Logic — anlactunay @ 1:52 PM

hasty generalization=
• is a fallacy that we fall prey to when we generalize very hastily;
• can be illustrated by the following example:
Last month our mailman was bitten by a German Shepherd for apparently no reason at all. In last
Friday’s paper there was a story about a Shepherd that attacked two children without provocation. So.
it’s obvious to anyone willing to face facts — German Shepherds are vicious

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