The fallacy of Oversimplification - Deepstash

Bite-sized knowledge

to upgrade

your career

Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.

The fallacy of Oversimplification

In the real world, events typically have multiple intersecting causes that work together to cause the events we see.

However, the complexities are often difficult to grasp and even harder to change, resulting in simplification. While the causes we cite may be true, it seldom is the sole or primary cause.

STASHED IN:

121

MORE IDEAS FROM THE SAME ARTICLE

An exaggeration fallacy is committed when irrelevant causal influences are added to the argument.

The causation fallacies, known as oversimplification and exaggeration, occurs when a series of real causes for an event is either reduced or overstated to the extent that it distorts the truth. Multiple causes are reduced to just one or a few (oversimplification)...

1 Reaction

Comment

It's time to

READ

LIKE

A PRO!

Jump-start your

reading habits

, gather your

knowledge

,

remember what you read

and stay ahead of the crowd!

Takes just 5 minutes a day.


TRY THE DEEPSTASH APP

+2M Installs

4.7 App Score