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

By Leonard Nelson,Fernando Leal,David Carus

Presented as a Vorlesung within the German philosophical culture, this e-book provides the main special account of Nelson’s approach to argument research, celebrated by means of many luminaries resembling 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 style that may be a extra improvement of Kant’s transcendental dialectics, by way of an software to the serious research of arguments through many recognized thinkers, together with Bentham, Mill, Poincaré, Leibniz, Hegel, Einstein, Bergson, Rickert, Simmel, Brentano, Stammler, Jellinek, Dingler, and Meinong. The ebook provides a common thought of philosophical argumentation as noticeable from the point of view of the common fallacies dedicated via anyone arguing philosophically, even if specialist philosophers or philosophical laypeople. even if the character of philosophy and philosophical argumentation is without doubt one of the such a lot recurrent items of mirrored image for philosophers, this publication represents the 1st try out at a basic concept of philosophical fallacy. in line with Nelson, it's within the form of fake dilemmas that error in reasoning continually emerge, and fake dilemmas are regularly the results of an identical mechanism--the unwitting substitute of 1 proposal for another.

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