The Sensible Knave

"I do not see that we are further along today than where Hume left us. The Humean predicament is the human predicament." - W.V.O. Quine

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Name That Fallacy

J stands to gain X from action A.
Therefore, X is Js true motive for A.

How often do you hear arguments of this basic form? Would anyone disagree when I call it fallacious? If there's already a designation for this fallacy, I'd love to know it.