Category Mistake

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A category mistake is an error in logic in which one category of a thing is presented as belonging to another category. For example, to say that "the rock is alive" assigns the category of life to that which is not alive. Another example would be to say that an idea is the color blue. It mistakenly applies the category of color to a concept in the mind.


About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.