In this video, Paul Henne describes the fallacy of composition, an informal fallacy that arises when we assume that some whole has the same properties as its parts. He also discusses why there aren’t colorless cats.
I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Lake Forest College. I research causal and moral reasoning, the judgments associated with these reasoning processes, and the moral and political decisions that result from them. I am also the Associate Director of Wireless Philosophy.