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Following are examples of conceptual fallacies identified in the Objectivist theory of concept formation.
- Floating Abstraction
- Ayn Rand's term for concepts detached from existents, concepts that a person takes over from other men without knowing what specific units the concepts denote
- Frozen Abstraction
- Substituting some one particular concrete for the wider abstract class to which it belongs
- Invalid Concept
- Assuming that things often grouped together by tradition or culture must always be grouped that way
- Reification of Zero
- Regarding "nothing" as a thing, as a special, different kind of existent
- Rewriting Reality
- Attempting to alter the metaphysically given
- Stolen Concept
- Attempting to undermine the concept itself by attacking the hierarchial root(s) upon which it depend
Following are examples of common logical fallacies used in arguments.
- Definitions of Fallacies by Diana Hsieh