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Category Errors

These fallacies occur because the author mistakenly assumes that the whole is nothing more than the sum of its parts. However, things joined together may have different properties as a whole than any of them do separately.

Composition

Because the parts of a whole have a certain property, it is argued that the whole has that property.

Division

Because the whole has a certain property, it is argued that the parts have that property.