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    What is the definition of the two formal fallacies: denying the antecedent and affirming consequent? Provide examples. Thank you.

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    Hi,

    Good question! Let's take a closer look through definition and example.

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    1. What is the definition of the two formal fallacies: denying the antecedent and affirming consequent?

    A classification of fallacy that is widely accepted is the classification of fallacies into two groups "formal fallacies and informal fallacies". Formal fallacies are arguments that have an invalid logical form with respect to the rules of propositional logic. Conversely, informal fallacies are linguistic in nature and are embedded in the context, meaning, and textual content of the argument. http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:igee9MGytMcJ:babbage.computing.dundee.ac.uk/chris/publications/2007/cmna2007-gibson.pdf+two+formal+fallacies,+Denying+the+antecedent+and+affirming+consequent%3F&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=ca&client=firefox-a

    Denying the antecedent and affirming consequent are formal fallacies of propositional logic.

    1. Denying the antecedent is defined as a formal fallacy, committed by reasoning in the form. It is a Fallacy of Propositional logic, which is a system which deals with the logical relations that hold between propositions taken as a ...

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    Provides definitions and examples of the two formal fallacies: denying the antecedent and affirming consequent.

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