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The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.Bertrand Russell
|Examples (sense 3)|
- Any abrupt and inexplicable transition or occurrence.
- Having a costumed superhero abduct the vicar was an utter non sequitur in the novel.
- (logical fallacy) Any invalid argument in which the conclusion cannot be logically deduced from the premises; a logical fallacy.
- The argument “All ravens are black; this object is black; therefore, this object is a raven” is a non sequitur.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A kind of pun that uses a change of word, subject, or meaning to make a joke of the listener’s expectation.
- Other pluralizations are non sequituri (which is not proper Latin) and non sequiuntur (which is proper Latin, but conveys a possibly ambiguous meaning: (“‘they do not follow’”)); both are neologistic folk etymology. As non sequitur is a phrase, rather than a noun in Latin, its borrowing into English as a noun requires regular English plural formation, ergo non sequiturs.
- (invalid argument): sequitur
any abrupt and inexplicable transition or occurrence
kind of pun
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- deus ex machina
- Wikipedia article on logical fallacy
- Wikipedia article on non sequiturs
- List of types of logical fallacy
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