DENYING THE CONSEQUENT

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Logic. If a conditional statement is accepted as true then the negative can be inferred as well. Also called modus tollens. See affirmimg the antecedent- affirming the consequent.

DENYING THE CONSEQUENT: "Denying the consequent is where the negative aspect is also true."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DENYING THE CONSEQUENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/denying-the-consequent/ (accessed June 28, 2022).

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