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Bulverism

Definition of the noun Bulverism

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noun

  1. The fallacy of reason which deals with secondary questions about ideas rather than the primary one, thus avoiding the basic question or evading the issues raised by trains of reasoning.

Explanation

Bulverism is a logical fallacy in which, rather than proving that an argument in favour of an opinion is wrong, a person instead assumes that the opinion is wrong, and then goes on to explain why the other person held it. It is essentially a circumstantial ad hominem argument. The term "Bulverism" was coined by C. S. Lewis. It is very similar to Antony Flew's "Subject/Motive Shift".

  • also known as 布佛氏論證

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Google previewThe Quotable Lewis (2012)

by Jerry Root, Wayne Martindale

Bulverism is a truly democratic game in the sense that all can play it all day long, and that it gives no unfair privilege to the small and offensive minority who reason . Allegory frustrates itself the moment the author starts doing what could equally ...

Google previewC. S. Lewis: Defender of the Faith (2008)

Defender of the Faith by Richard B. Cunningham

5* Bulverism is a truly democratic process. It works both ways. So while deploring its epistemological validity, Lewis finds it of utilitarian value in establishing a détente with the Freudian so 184 o. s. LEWIS: DEFENDER on THE FAITH.

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Bulverism Meaning

Video shows what Bulverism means. The fallacy of reason which deals with secondary questions about ideas rather than the primary one, thus avoiding the ...

Scrabble value of B3U1L1V4E1R1I1S1M3

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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