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Old 06-30-2019, 11:01 PM
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Reification Fallacy

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Originally Posted by https://www.logicallyfallacious.com/tools/lp/Bo/LogicalFallacies/154/Reification
(also known as: abstraction, concretism, fallacy of misplaced concreteness, hypostatisation)

Description: When an abstraction (abstract belief or hypothetical construct) is treated as if it were a concrete, real event or physical entity -- when an idea is treated as if had a real existence.
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Originally Posted by https://www.logicallyfallacious.com/tools/lp/Bo/LogicalFallacies/154/Reification
Example #1:

It's time to grab my future by the balls.

Explanation: The future is an abstraction. It does not have testicles. If it did, you probably wouldn't want to grab them because your future might sue you for sexual misconduct.


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Originally Posted by https://www.logicallyfallacious.com/tools/lp/Bo/LogicalFallacies/154/Reification
Example #2:

If you are open to it, love will find you.

Explanation: Love is an abstraction, not a little fat flying baby with a bow and arrow that searches for victims. Cute sayings such as this one can serve as bad advice for people who would otherwise make an effort to find a romantic partner, but choose not to, believing that this "love entity" is busy searching for his or her ideal mate.
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