Context-sensitive Argumentation: Dirty Tricks in the Sophistical Refutations and a Perceptive Medieval Interpretation of the Text
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Vivarium 49 (1-3):75-94 (2011)
Aristotle in the central chapters of his Sophistical Refutations gives advice on how to counter unfair argumentation by similar means, all the while taking account not only of the adversary's arguments in themselves, but also of his philosophical commitments and state of mind, as well as the impression produced on the audience. This has offended commentators, and made most of them, medieval and modern alike, pass lightly over the relevant passages. A commentary that received the last touch in the very early 13th century is more perceptive because, it is argued, the commentator had lived in a 12th-century environment of competing Parisian schools that was in important respects similar to the one of Aristotle's Athens
|Keywords||sophistics audience school rivalry dialectic|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Scott G. Schreiber (2003). Aristotle on False Reasoning: Language and the World in the Sophistical Refutations. State University of New York Press.
Christof Rapp & Tim Wagner (2013). On Some Aristotelian Sources of Modern Argumentation Theory. Argumentation 27 (1):7-30.
David Botting (2012). What is a Sophistical Refutation? Argumentation 26 (2):213-232.
David Hitchcock (2000). Fallacies and Formal Logic in Aristotle. History and Philosophy of Logic 21 (3):207-221.
Leone Gazziero (2012). The Latin “Third Man”. A Survey and Edition of Texts From the XIIIth Century. Cahiers de L’Institut du Moyen Age Grec Et Latin 81:11-93.
Erik C. W. Krabbe (2012). Aristotle's On Sophistical Refutations. Topoi 31 (2):243-248.
George Boger (1993). The Logical Sense of Παράδοξον in Aristotle's Sophistical Refutations. Ancient Philosophy 13 (1):55-78.
P. S. Hasper (2008). Aristotle, Sophistical Refutations 24, 179b17–26: A Textual and Interpretative Note. Classical Quarterly 58 (01):82-88.
Marina Berzins McCoy (2005). Aristotle on False Reasoning: Language and the World in the Sophistical Refutations (Review). Philosophy and Rhetoric 38 (1):92-95.
E. Jennifer Ashworth (2007). Metaphor and the Logicians From Aristotle to Cajetan. Vivarium 45 (s 2-3):311-327.
Pieter Sjoerd Hasper (2013). The Ingredients of Aristotle's Theory of Fallacy. Argumentation 27 (1):31-47.
A. F. Snoeck Henkemans (2003). Complex Argumentation in a Critical Discussion. Argumentation 17 (4):405-419.
Jane Sutton (1991). Rereading Sophistical Arguments: A Political Intervention. [REVIEW] Argumentation 5 (2):141-157.
Added to index2011-10-29
Total downloads9 ( #254,415 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #369,877 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?