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01/11/2011

two wrongs make a right

Filed under: Logic — anlactunay @ 2:21 PM

two wrongs make a right=
When you defend your wrong action as being right because someone previously has acted wrongly, you commit the fallacy called “two wrongs make a right.” This is a kind of ad hominem fallacy.
Example:
Oops, no paper this morning. Somebody in our apartment building probably stole my newspaper. So, that makes it OK for me to steal one from my neighbor’s doormat while nobody else is out here in the hallway.
http://www.iep.utm.edu/fallacy/

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