Simpsons Logical Fallacies: Equivocation
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Simpsons Logical Fallacies: Equivocation


Equivocation: when a key term has one
meaning in one part of an argument and another meaning in another part. Colburn: In this clip, Lionel Hutz uses the word truth to mean two different things in
the same argument. When he begins, truth means saying something factual, but he
later defines the truth as a misleading representation or a straight-up lie. Use
of the same term to mean two different things allows Hutz to cover up the
fact that he is indeed lying. By using the word truth to mean both truth and
lies, Lionel Hutz uses equivocation. Subscribe to Colburn Classroom and be on the lookout for new videos.

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