Logical Errors


Examining logical errors can sometimes provide the opening to understanding sound reasoning.


In order to understand sound reasoning, sometimes it helps to look at logical errors. If we examine the errors in our thinking, we can usually find a way to correct them.

I am in the process of assembling a collection of examples of logical errors. If you have any suggestions of errors I can add to this collection, please contact me at the email address given at the bottom of the page.

In order to display many of the logical errors that occur in the writing and study of economics I have borrowed this layout, and the linked descriptions from Albrecht, Karl (Brain Power. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1980).

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