Fallacy of Composition

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Fallacy of Composition
« on: April 15, 2017, 04:46:53 PM »
Definition of Fallacy of Composition: The fallacy of composition arises when one infers that something is true of the whole from the fact that it is true of some part of the whole.
For example, if you stand up at a concert, you can usually see better. You may then directly infer that if everyone stands up, everyone can see better. But you know it doesn't work that way and will lead to obscured views for the majority of attendees. Therefore, what might be true for one individual in the crowd is not true for the whole crowd.