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What fallacy means to other-disciplined peers

When:We 24-06-2015 15:00 - 17:00
Where:Faculty of Philosophy

Lecture by Frank Zenker (Lund University, Sweden), organized by the Dep of Theoretical Philosophy

As is standard in interdisciplinary research, technical terms rarely come with a precise definition. This is also the case for 'fallacy' as this term is currently used at the interface of cognitive science and psychology, logic, legal studies, argumentation theory, and rhetoric, among others. Starting with a very brief review of standard usages, I present an attempt at providing a truth-functional analysis of 'fallacy'. This identifies a semantic core ...(continue reading...)