Chapter 23. Logical Fallacies of Historians

  1. Aviezer Tucker
  1. Paul Newall

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch23

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

How to Cite

Newall, P. (2008) Logical Fallacies of Historians, in A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography (ed A. Tucker), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch23

Editor Information

  1. Prague, Czech Republic

Author Information

  1. British Royal Navy, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149082

Online ISBN: 9781444304916

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Keywords:

  • types of fallacy - formal and informal;
  • logical fallacies of historians;
  • fallacies and historians;
  • anachronism’ - error where past events are interpreted according to frameworks that did not exist at the time;
  • ethnomorphism’ - conceptualization of characteristics of another group in terms of one's own;
  • reductive fallacy - reducing a complex history to a simple one

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Types of Fallacy

  • Logical Fallacies of Historians

  • Fallacies and Historians

  • References