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Author: Frank Lewis

Parmenides’ Modal Fallacy Frank A. Lewis University of Southern California, School of Philosophy, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0451, USA fl ewis@usc.edu Abstract In his great poem, Parmenides uses an argument by elimination to select the correct “way of inquiry” from a pool of two, the ways of is and

In: Phronesis
Author: Jan Szaif

in one of his exoteric writings now lost to us. The chapter cites Eudoxus, and it is at least a possibility that Eudoxus used a similar argument by elimination that also relied on TED, yet with a different goal, namely, to demonstrate the higher rank of pleasure compared to virtue, as part of his

In: Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy
Author: Mark Schroeder

are no reasons at all. I don’t doubt that this is so. Yet I find myself unable to believe Streumer’s conclusion for the much more mundane reason that I find his arguments for it to be unconvincing. In essence, Streumer’s argument for the error theory is an argument by elimination. He argues, against

In: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism

nothing more than an argument by elimination disqualifying groups (A)-(D) as genuine goods on the grounds that they all require the presence of something else (viz. wisdom) in order to produce benefit. The difficulty is that this by itself says nothing about why wisdom should be accorded any better

In: Phronesis
Author: Myrna Gabbe

passage [B], though the difficulties start in [A]. According to the deflationary reading, the regress is designed to show that thoughts and desires have their source beneath the level of conscious psychic activity. On this interpretive line, the regress sets up an argument by elimination, first by

In: Phronesis
Author: Paul Guyer

freedom is the only genuine alternative for a priori principles that cannot concern happiness, but Kant does not fully spell out such an argument in “Theory and Practice.” Such an argument by elimination might in any case not seem that compelling to someone to whom the ultimate value of happiness is

In: Hobbes Studies

indivisibles or points (see Euclid’s definition: a point is that of which there is no part). 51 On this ‘argument by elimination’ for potential parts, see Holden, Architecture of Matter , 125. 52 Digby’s demonstration might appeal to Aristotle’s authority: in De generatione et corruptione I

In: Vivarium
Author: Carlotta Viti

, or an argument by elimination, what in classical logic is termed a disjunctive syllogism. One rules out all but one of the logically possible accounts of relations of similarity, so that only inheritance from a putative common ancestor remains ” (Harrison 2003:215; cf. also Aikhenvald & Dixon 2001b

In: Indo-European Linguistics
Author: Karen Nielsen

luck or coincidence.) If then, these seem either to be coincidental results or to be for something, and they cannot be coin- cidental or chance result, they are for something ( ἕνεκα του ) ( Physics II, 8, 198b34- 199a7). Aristotle’s argument by elimination is fairly simple, and not hard to para

In: Phronesis

-of-produce from producer in Russia defined the structure not just as ‘exploitative’ (in their terms) but also as specifically capitalist , they rely mainly on argument-by-elimination that it was neither slave nor feudal. In their range of alternatives to be eliminated, they exclude, without explanation, the other

In: Historical Materialism