- genetic fallacy
: the fallacy of employing the genetic method under inapplicable circumstances or in inappropriate ways; especially : an invalid resolution of phenomena into their antecedents
* * *Logic.the fallacy of confusing questions of validity and logical order with questions of origin and temporal order.[1930-35]
* * *genetic fallacy,the fallacy or error of explaining anything in terms of its origin or genesis to the neglect of other factors.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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