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The Resource The book of fallacies, [by Jeremy Bentham] ; edited by Philip Schofield

The book of fallacies, [by Jeremy Bentham] ; edited by Philip Schofield

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The book of fallacies
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The book of fallacies
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[by Jeremy Bentham] ; edited by Philip Schofield
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eng
Summary
"The present edition of The Book of Fallacies is the first that follows Bentham's own structure for the work, and includes a great deal of material, both in terms of the fallacies themselves and the illustrative matter, that previous versions of the work have omitted. The fallacies that concerned Bentham were not logical errors of the sort identified by Aristotle, or commonplace misunderstandings of matters of fact, but arguments deployed in political debate, in particular in the British Parliament, in order to prevent reform. Bentham not only identified, described, and criticized the fallacious arguments in question, which were all characterized by their irrelevancy, but explained the sinister interests that led politicians to employ them and their supporters to accept them. By exposing these political fallacies, Bentham hoped to prevent their employment in future, and thereby to place political debate on its only proper ground, namely considerations drawn from the principle of utility." -- Publisher's description
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UKMGB
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1748-1832
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Bentham, Jeremy
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1958-
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Schofield, Philip
Series statement
The collected works of Jeremy Bentham
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  • Legislative bodies
  • Political science
  • Fallacies (Logic)
  • Fallacies (Logic)
  • Political science
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The book of fallacies, [by Jeremy Bentham] ; edited by Philip Schofield
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Political fallacies form the subject of this work -- Classification of political fallacies -- Use of this enquiry : remedial measures -- Hobgoblin-crier's, or Jacobin-crier's, or innovation-crier's argument -- What's at the bottom? : Or the Devil's-behind argument -- Official-malefactor-screening maxim -- Accusation-scarer's, or accuser-scarer's, or escape-and-innocence-confounder's, device : or non-success and calumny-confounder's device -- Fallacies addressed to men's self-distrust : general view of them -- Authority-worshipper's, or blind-confidence-preacher's, device or argument -- Ancestor-worshipper's argument : or Chinese argument : or argument in the Chinese taste -- No-precedent argument -- Importance-and-difficulty-trumpeter's argument -- Browbeating-incapacity-confessor's, browbeating-ignoramus', or self-stultifier's, argument -- Paradox-brandisher's device -- Vaguely-insulting-vituperator's argument -- Anti-rational fallacies in general : their character -- Practical-man's, or blind-horse's, or thought-condemner's, or reason-abjurer's argument -- Impracticability-crier's argument -- Popular-corruption-pleader's argument -- Excellence-hater's, or excellence-abhorrer's, or perfectibility-denier's device -- Self-contradicting-no-thinker's argument -- Posterity-chainer's device or argument or fallacy -- Jephtha's-vow-pleading, or oath-abusing-posterity-chainer's device -- Allegorical-personage-worshipper's, or allegorical-personage-trumpeter's, device -- All-hush-without-doors, or nobody-grumbles, argument -- Anti-preventionalist's, or suffer-first, argument -- Vicarious-relief-preacher's argument -- Procrastination-preacher's argument -- Graduality-preacher's, or snail's-pace-preacher's, advice or device -- Of the fallacies of this class conjunctively considered -- Laudable-motive-trumpeter's argument -- Laudable-design-trumpeter's argument -- Laudable-character-trumpeter's argument -- Consistency-trumpeter's argument -- Inbred-laudable-disposition-trumpeter's argument -- Laudable-connection-trumpeter's argument -- Good-name-bestower's, or puffing-godfather's, argument -- Human-idol-trumpeter's, or deified-dead-man-trumpeter's, argument -- Self-trumpeter's fallacy -- Question-begging-denomination-employer's device, or eulogistic-and-dyslogistic-appellative-employer's device, or laudatory-and-vituperative-appellation-employer's device -- Partiality-preacher's maxim or device -- Atrocity-justifier's argument -- Logical-high-flier's, or logical-cloud-climber's, or lumping-classifier's, or distinction-excluder's, or distinction-eluder's, fallacy -- Sham-distinguisher's device -- Cause-and-obstacle-confounder's device -- Bar-vice-amendment-urging fallacy -- Diversion-creator's device -- General-rule-strainer's device -- Opposer-general's or defender-general's argument -- The blind-deaf-and dumb-man-aper's device -- Blind-place abhorrer's cry -- Blind-job-denouncer's cry -- Of political fallacies in general -- Causes and uses of the utterance of these fallacies -- Posterity-chainer's device or immutable-law-pleader's device -- Personalities of the vituperative cast -- Personalities laudatory -- Lumping-classifier's device -- Cloud-climber's or logical-high-flier's defice -- Logical-high-flyer's or creafty-generalizer's device, or distinction-confounder's device, or corruption-cloaker's device -- Opposer general's justification -- Place-abhorrer's cry -- Job-denouncer's cry
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
lxxxv, 552 pages
Isbn
9780198719816
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)894270765
Label
The book of fallacies, [by Jeremy Bentham] ; edited by Philip Schofield
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Political fallacies form the subject of this work -- Classification of political fallacies -- Use of this enquiry : remedial measures -- Hobgoblin-crier's, or Jacobin-crier's, or innovation-crier's argument -- What's at the bottom? : Or the Devil's-behind argument -- Official-malefactor-screening maxim -- Accusation-scarer's, or accuser-scarer's, or escape-and-innocence-confounder's, device : or non-success and calumny-confounder's device -- Fallacies addressed to men's self-distrust : general view of them -- Authority-worshipper's, or blind-confidence-preacher's, device or argument -- Ancestor-worshipper's argument : or Chinese argument : or argument in the Chinese taste -- No-precedent argument -- Importance-and-difficulty-trumpeter's argument -- Browbeating-incapacity-confessor's, browbeating-ignoramus', or self-stultifier's, argument -- Paradox-brandisher's device -- Vaguely-insulting-vituperator's argument -- Anti-rational fallacies in general : their character -- Practical-man's, or blind-horse's, or thought-condemner's, or reason-abjurer's argument -- Impracticability-crier's argument -- Popular-corruption-pleader's argument -- Excellence-hater's, or excellence-abhorrer's, or perfectibility-denier's device -- Self-contradicting-no-thinker's argument -- Posterity-chainer's device or argument or fallacy -- Jephtha's-vow-pleading, or oath-abusing-posterity-chainer's device -- Allegorical-personage-worshipper's, or allegorical-personage-trumpeter's, device -- All-hush-without-doors, or nobody-grumbles, argument -- Anti-preventionalist's, or suffer-first, argument -- Vicarious-relief-preacher's argument -- Procrastination-preacher's argument -- Graduality-preacher's, or snail's-pace-preacher's, advice or device -- Of the fallacies of this class conjunctively considered -- Laudable-motive-trumpeter's argument -- Laudable-design-trumpeter's argument -- Laudable-character-trumpeter's argument -- Consistency-trumpeter's argument -- Inbred-laudable-disposition-trumpeter's argument -- Laudable-connection-trumpeter's argument -- Good-name-bestower's, or puffing-godfather's, argument -- Human-idol-trumpeter's, or deified-dead-man-trumpeter's, argument -- Self-trumpeter's fallacy -- Question-begging-denomination-employer's device, or eulogistic-and-dyslogistic-appellative-employer's device, or laudatory-and-vituperative-appellation-employer's device -- Partiality-preacher's maxim or device -- Atrocity-justifier's argument -- Logical-high-flier's, or logical-cloud-climber's, or lumping-classifier's, or distinction-excluder's, or distinction-eluder's, fallacy -- Sham-distinguisher's device -- Cause-and-obstacle-confounder's device -- Bar-vice-amendment-urging fallacy -- Diversion-creator's device -- General-rule-strainer's device -- Opposer-general's or defender-general's argument -- The blind-deaf-and dumb-man-aper's device -- Blind-place abhorrer's cry -- Blind-job-denouncer's cry -- Of political fallacies in general -- Causes and uses of the utterance of these fallacies -- Posterity-chainer's device or immutable-law-pleader's device -- Personalities of the vituperative cast -- Personalities laudatory -- Lumping-classifier's device -- Cloud-climber's or logical-high-flier's defice -- Logical-high-flyer's or creafty-generalizer's device, or distinction-confounder's device, or corruption-cloaker's device -- Opposer general's justification -- Place-abhorrer's cry -- Job-denouncer's cry
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
lxxxv, 552 pages
Isbn
9780198719816
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)894270765

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