What is another word for post hoc ergo propter hoc?

Pronunciation: [pˈə͡ʊst hˈɒk ˈɜːɡə͡ʊ pɹˈɒptə hˈɒk] (IPA)

"Post hoc ergo propter hoc" is a Latin phrase that means "after this, therefore because of this." It is a logical fallacy where one assumes that because two events occur in sequence, the first event must have caused the second. There are several synonyms for this phrase, including "false causality," "correlation without causation," "cum hoc ergo propter hoc," and "spurious correlation." It is essential to understand this fallacy to avoid making incorrect assumptions and reaching faulty conclusions. By recognizing that two events can occur without one causing the other, individuals can make better decisions and think more critically about causation and correlation.

Synonyms for Post hoc ergo propter hoc:

  • n.

    post hoc ergo propter hoc
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What are the hypernyms for Post hoc ergo propter hoc?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    logical fallacy, non causa pro causa, false cause fallacy, argument from consequence.

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