A Theory of Philosophical Fallacies (Argumentation Library) by Leonard Nelson,Fernando Leal,David Carus

By Leonard Nelson,Fernando Leal,David Carus

Presented as a Vorlesung within the German philosophical culture, this booklet provides the main exact account of Nelson’s approach to argument research, celebrated through many luminaries corresponding to Karl Popper. It was once written in 1921 towards the relativistic, subjectivistic and nihilistic developments of Nelson’s time. The publication includes an exposition of a mode that could be a additional improvement of Kant’s transcendental dialectics, by way of an software to the serious research of arguments via many well-known thinkers, together with Bentham, Mill, Poincaré, Leibniz, Hegel, Einstein, Bergson, Rickert, Simmel, Brentano, Stammler, Jellinek, Dingler, and Meinong. The booklet offers a normal conception of philosophical argumentation as noticeable from the point of view of the common fallacies devoted by means of anyone arguing philosophically, no matter if expert philosophers or philosophical laypeople. even if the character of philosophy and philosophical argumentation is without doubt one of the so much recurrent gadgets of mirrored image for philosophers, this booklet represents the 1st try at a normal thought of philosophical fallacy. in keeping with Nelson, it truly is within the form of fake dilemmas that blunders in reasoning continuously emerge, and fake dilemmas are continually the results of an identical mechanism--the unwitting substitute of 1 suggestion for another.

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