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Aristotle and the limits of dialectics. Notes regarding the art of the critique (Peirastikê)

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The paper deals with the art of cross-examination or probe (peirastikê) wich is, according to Aristotle, a part of dialectic and aims at revealing false pretensions to knowledge. A detailed discussion of the relevant passages from the Sophistical Refutations shows that "peirastic" arguments were not easily distinguishable form the arguments used by the sophists against the scientists in order to undermine their reputation. It is also shown that the difficulty of telling dialectic from sophist...

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Journal:
Anuario Filosofico
Volume:
35
Issue:
2
Pages:
435-462
Publication date:
2002-01-01
EISSN:
1137-2176
ISSN:
0066-5215
Source identifiers:
252093
Language:
Spanish; Castilian
Pubs id:
pubs:252093
UUID:
uuid:324ff335-c918-47c1-8748-5485d5c59979
Local pid:
pubs:252093
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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