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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 akin to Karl Popper. It used to be written in 1921 against the relativistic, subjectivistic and nihilistic trends of Nelson’s time. The ebook comprises an exposition of a style that could be a extra improvement of Kant’s transcendental dialectics, by means of an program to the serious research of arguments by means of many well-known thinkers, together with Bentham, Mill, Poincaré, Leibniz, Hegel, Einstein, Bergson, Rickert, Simmel, Brentano, Stammler, Jellinek, Dingler, and Meinong. The ebook offers a common idea of philosophical argumentation as obvious from the perspective of the common fallacies dedicated by way of anyone arguing philosophically, no matter if expert philosophers or philosophical laypeople. even supposing the character of philosophy and philosophical argumentation is without doubt one of the so much recurrent items of mirrored image for philosophers, this ebook represents the 1st try at a normal idea of philosophical fallacy. based on Nelson, it truly is within the form of fake dilemmas that blunders in reasoning constantly emerge, and fake dilemmas are consistently the results of a similar mechanism--the unwitting substitute of 1 suggestion for another.

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