Case-sensitivity: why -- or why not? (was Re: Damnation!)
cpr at emsoftware.com
Fri May 26 23:22:31 EDT 2000
Then wouldn't that be "Dum hoc ergo proper hoc"? (Cum is with, not during.)
/ Chris Ryland, President / Em Software, Inc. / www.emsoftware.com
"Courageous" <jkraska1 at san.rr.com> wrote in message
news:392E299B.9D8D0D54 at san.rr.com...
> > > >"CUM HOC ERGO PROPTER HOC"
> > > >
> > > >It should be educational.
> > >
> > > I think you mean "POST" instead of "CUM".
> > No.
> Being in a more talkative mood now, I should like to point out that
> there is a very small difference between concluding that because
> something happened AFTER an event then the event must be the causal
> factor and concluding that because something happened DURING an event
> then the event must be the causal factor. Really, though, these
> two latin terms from fallacy-speak really aren't very distinguishible,
> so it's not particularly "more" proper to use one term in lieu of
> the other unless you really care about splitting hairs. :)-
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