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Equivocation

  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

The term equivocation is used in two different senses: as a logical fallacy and as communicative strategy.

The logical fallacy of equivocation occurs when a term is used with two or more different meanings within the same argument. For example, consider the ...

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