Who are the best logic philosophers to study to help identify logic fallacies?
- hbtsr88Lv 62 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.
- peter mLv 62 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
^ 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..)
- All hatLv 72 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.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Alfred E. Newman and Pop Eye the Sailor man.
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- Anonymous2 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...
- j153eLv 72 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