amphiboly

<logic, fallacy, antinomy, dialectic, ambiguity>, <fallacia in dictione, Kant> the informal fallacy that can result when a sentence is ambiguous because of its grammatical structure, even if al of its terms are clear. Example: "One morning in Africa, Captain Spaulding shot an elephant in his pajamas. Therefore, it is dangerous for large animals to wear human clothing."

[A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names]

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