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Ephemeris, the Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy

Article Title

The Round-Trip Fallacy

Abstract

In this essay I will explain the concept of the Round-Trip Fallacy and show that it is a distinct reasoning mistake. The round-trip fallacy involves inferring from the absence of evidence of an event the conclusion that there is evidence for the absence of this event. I claim that this is a widely committed and potentially hazardous mistake.

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