Self-Refutation Revisited

John Finnis

in Reason in Action

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199580057
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729379 | DOI:
Self-Refutation Revisited

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This chapter reviews the course of the argument of Chapter 3 in Volume II of this text, underlines its focus on asserting, differentiates it from Mackie's ‘commitment’ analysis, and defends it against objections published by Matthew Kramer. The chapter also objects to the use of, or appeal to, self-refutation by Lonergan in Insight.

Keywords: self-refutation; Mackie; Matthew Kramer; Lonergan; asserting

Chapter.  4790 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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