The fallacy of equivocation uses misleading terms of more than one meaning without clarifying which definition is intended in the scenario.
Example of Equivocation
This is a common fallacy.
- Philosophy students are taught how to argue, but shouldn't we teach them something more helpful? After all there are already a lot of arguments and conflicts in the world. The term argue/argument is being used with different meanings.
- Claiming someone is unethical because they have bad worth ethics. The word unethical/ethics have two different meanings in this conflict.