have you ever wondered about self-defense in the most general of ways? Or how to, at least, neutralize sophistic opinions?
To celebrate the 70th session of the Philosophical Foundations of Law and Finance (, we will look at septuagenarian wisdom of argumentation.
Specifically, we will read and comment on a little article found by Rezi entitled, “Beyond the Basics: Seventy-Five Defenses Securities Litigators Need to Know,” by Jonathan Eisenberg, 62 Bus Law 1281 (2007), available at: https://www.copyright.com/ccc/
As the basis for our analysis we will refer to Aristotle’s material fallacies found in his De Sophisticis Elenchis available at http://classics.mit.edu/
Aristotle/sophist_refut.html, comprising accident, affirming the consequent, converse accident, irrelevant conclusion, begging the question, false cause and fallacy of many questions.
Post facto, we will wander over to a new Lebanese restaurant to be announced in class.
Joe and Rezi