4 Aug. 1809 + 1
Ch. 4. Prevalence Con
Th a should make a man ashamed of running to or
a in such arguments
2. The ape in proportion as it advances in will disd
and deprive them of their value
4 Cause of the prevalence of these fallacies.
Transferred from Eitherside. Ch. 4 Personalities vituperative
Cause of the prevalence
of these fallacies —
exposure of their efficiency.
The fallacies in question could not be employed
so abundantly as they are, but for the impression they are
found seen to make. To what cause shall we ascribe
the generality extent in respect of number of persons impressed
— the depth strength and efficiency of this impression?
Causes of their efficiency
and irritability of the
The ignorance, and the mental weakness of the men and mental
indolence of the multitude — and the peculiar hold force which
arguments fallacies of this class have upon particular class act upon the passions.
knowledge of the particular
Relevant arguments being grounded drawn from the many on the nature
of the subject require a knowledge of the subject in acquadulamen,
more or less particular and intimate
with the subject. These like other irrelevant ones
require no such knowledge.
on each occasion
a separate increase
of attention: viz.
connection between the
proof and the thing
proposed to be proved.
Relevant arguments drawn from the particular nature of each
particular subject, require a degree of attention paid to the particulars
of each such particular subject. These like other
irrelevant arguments, draw upon a man for no such
labour. Being alike applicable to all subjects they require
no attention to any one. The argument is in itself
a very simple one: and being brought afresh into use on the
occasion of every one of an infinite multitude as well
as variety of subjects, dull almost beyond example
must that understanding mind be that finds any the smallest
difficulty either in the conception or in the application of
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