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D'Urso, Valentina and Maria Rosa Baroni. 1977. Organizzazione del discorso e adesione alla conclusione. In Mosconi, Giuseppe and Valentina D'Urso, eds. Psicologia e retorica. Il Mulino. pp. 75–84.
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On the basis of experimental evidence it is argued that a recognizably false proposition can be accepted as true if viewed as a conclusion to be drawn from true premises. Adhesion to conclusion occurs in most cases if the pseudo-argument is formulated with the aid of conjunction particles or adverbs.