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Single Idea 1591

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 9. Limits of Reason]

Full Idea

Unfortunately for the logos there is no argument that can, without begging the question, establish the goodness of argumentation.


'Logos' is the Greek ideal of pure reason

Gist of Idea

Unfortunately for reason, argument can't be used to establish the value of argument


David Roochnik (The Tragedy of Reason [1990], p.106)

Book Reference

Roochnik,David: 'The Tragedy of Reason: the Platonic logos' [Routledge 1990], p.106