Some flawed LSAT arguments infer a person’s intent from his or her actions (or vice versa). If I were to accidentally knock a child down, I would not necessarily be guilty of child abuse.
This “subjective/objective” problem shows up periodically on the LSAT, but it is not otherwise common enough to be listed as a major fallacy. It only appears twice in 10 Actual Official LSAT Preptests, Volume VI (once as a correct answer and once as a wrong answer).
- 72-2-5: Firepower movie (Vol VI, p. 16). 83% identified this as the correct answer to this “medium difficulty” question.
- 74-4-18: Melatonin (Vol VI, p. 116). 7% chose this wrong answer to this “hardest difficulty” question.