post hoc
The phrase represents the faulty logic of assuming that one thing was caused by another merely because it followed that prior event in time. From the Latin phrase post hoc ergo propter hoc, which means "after this, therefore because of this."
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


post hoc
After this.

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  • Post hoc — ergo propter hoc Post hoc, ergo propter hoc (latin pour à la suite de cela, donc à cause de cela[1]) est un sophisme qui consiste à prendre pour la cause ce qui n est qu un antécédent[2], c est prétendre que si un évènement suit un autre alors le …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Post hoc — is a Latin phrase, meaning after this or after the event . It may refer to: *Post hoc ergo propter hoc, a logical fallacy *Post hoc analysis, a form of statistical analysis …   Wikipedia

  • post hoc — or ergo propter hoc [pōst΄ häk′ er΄gō präp′tər häk΄] [L] after this, therefore because of this: used in logic to designate the fallacy of thinking that a happening which follows another must be its result, and sometimes clipped to post hoc …   English World dictionary

  • post hoc — post hoc, ergo propter hoc means ‘after it and therefore because of it’, and refers to the fallacy of assuming that if event A is followed by event B, event B is caused by event A. (On Sunday we prayed for rain, and on Monday it rained. Therefore …   Modern English usage

  • post hoc — [ ,poust hak ] adjective VERY FORMAL a post hoc explanation, argument, etc. makes a connection between two events that are not connected at all, except for the fact that one of them happened after the other …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • POST HOC — (лат.) после этого; см. Каузальность. Философский энциклопедический словарь. 2010 …   Философская энциклопедия

  • post hoc — adjective Etymology: New Latin post hoc, ergo propter hoc after this, therefore because of this Date: 1704 1. relating to or being the fallacy of arguing from temporal sequence to a causal relation 2. formulated after the fact < a post hoc… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • POST HOC — Латинское выражение, означающее после того. Этоттермин обычно используется для обозначения гипотез или объяснений, разработанных на основе смежности или корреляции. Такие гипотезы не обязательно валидны, так как они признают причинную связь без… …   Толковый словарь по психологии

  • post hoc — adjective formal a post hoc explanation, argument etc make a connection between two events that have happened simply because one happened after the other: spurious post hoc analyses of the causes of the war …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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