- Equivocation

IB English A: Language & Literature: - Equivocation

- Equivocation is when a word is used in two different senses in an argument. Take for example the following syllogism:A hamburger is better than nothingNothing is better than good healthTherefore a hamburger is better than good healthThe word "nothing" has two meanings. In the first line it means the absence of something. In the second line it refers to a range of things, as in: "of all the good things in life, nothing...

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