A Case Study in Ad Hominem Arguments: Fichte's Science of Knowledge

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A Case Study in Ad Hominem Arguments: Fichte's Science of Knowledge

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dc.contributor.author Suber, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-08T16:04:45Z
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier.citation Suber, Peter. 1990. A case study in ad hominem arguments: Fichte's science of knowledge. Philosophy and Rhetoric 23(1): 12-42. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0031-8213 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1527-2079 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3715475
dc.description.abstract Fichte's narrative persona in the Science of Knowledge is obnoxious. I try to disentangle regrettable signs of immaturity and paranoia from justifiable ad hominem arguments. Many of Fichte's ad hominem attacks on metaphysical realists are justified by his metaphysics and epistemology. We cannot criticize an important class of these arguments unless we criticize his epistemology and metaphysics. They are not matters of "style" separable from "substance". I show this inseparability, and point out a few inconsistencies, but otherwise do not comment on Fichte's "substance". en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Other Research Unit en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Penn State University Press en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/fichte.htm en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.psupress.org/journals/jnls_submis_pr.html
dash.license LAA
dc.subject philosophy
dc.title A Case Study in Ad Hominem Arguments: Fichte's Science of Knowledge en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Accepted Manuscript en_US
dc.relation.journal Philosophy and Rhetoric en_US
dash.depositing.author Suber, Peter
dc.date.available 2010-03-08T16:04:45Z

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