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Apr
25
comment Is there a fallacy which describes incorrectly correlating the consequences of a decision to the quality of the decision?
I feel the "perhaps" qualifier used by @jqpat7 appropriately sets scope to his use of the definition in fleshing out a thorough answer to my question. I believe it's possible to correctly read the examples I posted in such a way that would suggest presentism, depending on the suggested tense of the actors actions.
Apr
25
comment Is there a fallacy which describes incorrectly correlating the consequences of a decision to the quality of the decision?
Thanks. Ironically... the Historian's fallacy is something I suppose I have in some respect fallen prey to here... Despite the fact that after editing the question I got a correct answer, it does not negate the fact that editing the question as significantly as I did was a bad decision... #seeilearnedsomething But seriously, should've given you cred and posted another update to give historical clarity. "+1" to you sir.
Apr
25
comment Is there a fallacy which describes incorrectly correlating the consequences of a decision to the quality of the decision?
Perfect, thanks!
Apr
25
comment Is there a fallacy which describes incorrectly correlating the consequences of a decision to the quality of the decision?
I believe this should have been a comment on the question. Can you delete and respond with an answer explaining Historian's fallacy? I'd be happy to mark such a response as the answer. Simply linking to the answer without explaining it feels a bit like cheating to me. Thanks!