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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 targeted account of Nelson’s approach to argument research, celebrated by way of many luminaries akin to Karl Popper. It was once written in 1921 towards the relativistic, subjectivistic and nihilistic traits of Nelson’s time. The e-book includes an exposition of a mode that may be a additional improvement of Kant’s transcendental dialectics, by way of an software to the serious research of arguments by way of many well-known thinkers, together with Bentham, Mill, Poincaré, Leibniz, Hegel, Einstein, Bergson, Rickert, Simmel, Brentano, Stammler, Jellinek, Dingler, and Meinong. The e-book offers a normal idea of philosophical argumentation as noticeable from the point of view of the common fallacies devoted through anyone arguing philosophically, no matter if specialist philosophers or philosophical laypeople. even though the character of philosophy and philosophical argumentation is among the so much recurrent gadgets of mirrored image for philosophers, this booklet represents the 1st try out at a normal concept of philosophical fallacy. in accordance with Nelson, it's within the form of fake dilemmas that mistakes in reasoning continually emerge, and fake dilemmas are regularly the results of an identical mechanism--the unwitting alternative of 1 proposal for another.

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