Who are the best logic philosophers to study to help identify logic fallacies?

7 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    I've found out that logical fallacies aren't as black and white as they appear in logic textbooks.  I've seen people claim that "John Doe is committing the ABC Fallacy" when upon closer examination of what John Doe is saying/arguing it's a grey area as to whether he is or is not committing it.  

  • 2 months ago

    Jan Lucasiuwic one of the founder's of the renowned respected

    20th century logic & philosophy Schools (destroyed in WW2).

    A brilliant student who got his doctorate thesis famously with a one

    page (scant) essay. I saw the photo-copy of it somewhere..

    I think it was describing some "logic Authority" as a sort of Principle,

    an obvious but simplistic one I believe. Nevertheless in the face of

    pure philosophy's subjective or corrosive past he gave a mighty

    impetus to some within that unique math & historical Polish 

    philosophy school^

    ^ Three in actual fact, differentiated by their locale in different Cities.


    Source(s): See the book, "Logic between the Wars" by S.McCall (English European but with excellent sources..)
  • 2 months ago

    Soc is a good one, but you have to watch him.  He slips a zinger in from time to time - that is, he'll build an argument with 5 good points, then a 6th that is false or unknowable, then a 7th legit one, etc.  You'll spot them if you keep an eye out.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Alfred E. Newman and Pop Eye the Sailor man.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You do not need to study any particular philosophers. Just go to one of many websites that cover the subject of logical fallacies, such as this one: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/academi...

  • j153e
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Philosophers first; then how-to books second.

    Quee Nelson, "The Slightest Philosophy;"

    George Polya, "How to Solve It:  A New Aspect of Mathematical Method;"

    Michael Polanyi, "Personal Knowledge:  Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy;"

    Francesco Berto, "There's Something about Godel:  The Complete Guide to the Incompleteness Theorem;"

    Amie Thommason, "Ontology Made Easy;"

    Nagel and Newman, "Godel's Proof;"

    Arthur Schopenhauer, "The Art of Controversy, or The Art of Being Right;" (brief, fewer than 100 pages);

    Copi, Cohen, and McMahon, "Introduction to Logic;"

    Graham Priest, "Logic:  A Very Short Introduction;"

    Robert Gula, "Nonsense:  Red Herrings, Straw Men and Sacred Cows:  How We Abuse Logic in Our Everyday Language;"

    Ali Almossawi, "An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments;"

    Nathaniel Bluedorn, "The Fallacy Detective:  Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning;" (has lots of everyday examples);

    Anthony Weston, "A Rulebook for Arguments;" (has a cookbook-like clarity).

  • 2 months ago

    George Formby

    Billy Smart

    Jimmy Savile  

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