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

By Leonard Nelson,Fernando Leal,David Carus

Presented as a Vorlesung within the German philosophical culture, this booklet provides the main particular account of Nelson’s approach to argument research, celebrated by means of many luminaries equivalent to Karl Popper. It used to be written in 1921 towards the relativistic, subjectivistic and nihilistic trends of Nelson’s time. The publication includes an exposition of a style that could be a additional improvement of Kant’s transcendental dialectics, through 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 e-book provides a normal conception of philosophical argumentation as visible from the point of view of the common fallacies dedicated via anyone arguing philosophically, even if specialist philosophers or philosophical laypeople. even supposing the character of philosophy and philosophical argumentation is without doubt one of the such a lot recurrent gadgets of mirrored image for philosophers, this e-book represents the 1st test at a normal thought of philosophical fallacy. based on Nelson, it's within the form of fake dilemmas that mistakes in reasoning continually emerge, and fake dilemmas are continually the results of an analogous mechanism--the unwitting alternative of 1 suggestion for another.

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