Nominal Fallacy

If we believe that we have explained something because we have named it, we are committing the nominal fallacy.


therapist a: I find I just don't care about my patients or my work anymore. I've stopped keeping records, I ask my patients if they'd like to play some tennis or go camping or hit the bars, and I don't really pay much attention to what they say."

therapist b: You're describing a classic case of burnout. therapist a: But why am I doing all these things? therapist b: Because you're burned out.

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