The questionable cause—also known as causal fallacy, false cause, or non causa pro causa ("non-cause for cause" in Latin)—is a category of informal fallacies in which a cause is incorrectly identified.
Fallacies of questionable cause include:
- Circular cause and consequence
- Correlation implies causation (cum hoc, ergo propter hoc)
- Fallacy of the single cause
- Post hoc ergo propter hoc
- Regression fallacy
- Texas sharpshooter fallacy
- Jumping to conclusions
- Association fallacy
- Reductio ad hitlerum
- Guilt by association
- "Questionable Cause". logicallyfallacious.com. Retrieved 2016-11-23.
- Non causa pro causa in the Fallacy Files by Gary N. Curtis