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Argument From Ignorance

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Argument From Ignorance

The Argument From Ignorance is a cognitive bias wherein a person believes something to be true, simply because it has not been proven false. It is a logical fallacy that is based on the assumption that a lack of evidence is evidence of absence. This type of reasoning is often used to justify a position or belief, but it is considered to be an unsound form of argumentation. In order for the Argument From Ignorance to be valid, one must demonstrate that the lack of evidence is due to an exhaustive search for evidence and not due to a lack of effort. Otherwise, the Argument From Ignorance is considered to be an invalid form of reasoning.

Argument From Ignorance, Cognitive Biases, Logical Fallacies.

Jessica Adams

CITATION : "Jessica Adams. 'Argument From Ignorance.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on March 25, 2023)"

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