Aristotle on False Reasoning

Aristotle on False Reasoning : Language and the World in the Sophistical Refutations

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Presenting the first book-length study in English of Aristotle's Sophistical Refutations, this work takes a fresh look at this seminal text on false reasoning. Through a careful and critical analysis of Aristotle's examples of sophistical reasoning, Scott G. Schreiber explores Aristotle's rationale for his taxonomy of twelve fallacy types. Contrary to certain modern attempts to reduce all fallacious reasoning to either errors of logical form or linguistic imprecision, Aristotle insists that, as important as form and language are, certain types of false reasoning derive their persuasiveness from mistaken beliefs about the nature of language and the nature of the world.
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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 149.9 x 230.6 x 13.7mm | 349.27g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791456609
  • 9780791456606
  • 2,329,129

About Scott G. Schreiber

Scott G. Schreiber is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Director of Classical Studies at St. Norbert College.
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