The Fallacy of Ambiguity

Posted on Jun 1, 2011 in Logical Fallacies

Fallacies of ambiguity are arguments that are faulty because they use words or phrases that are unclear or have more than one meaning. The following are the six common fallacies under this category:

Equivocation
Amphiboly
Accent
Reification
Composition
Division

We only cover the one that is usually committed in apologetics:

Equivocation
Reification

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