Recently I created an artcle "Polylogism" in Russian Wikipedia, and I would like to broaden it by giving some information of how this idea worked in the USSR (perhaps, you know, that there were persecutions on "formal logic" in the USSR), but I understood unexpectedly that I can't find any mentionings of this in the books by Mises. Can anybody help me? I need a reference where Mises or his followers discuss (or mention) this problem.
- Most notably, Marxian polylogism is discussed in Human Action. http://mises.org/humanaction/chap3sec2.asp Nathan Larson (talk) 10:55, 31 October 2013 (MSK)
- Thank you, Nathan for your prompt reply! Yes, I have this book, but it is strange for me that Mises does not mention in this connection the Hegelian dialectics and its role in persecutions of what marxists called "formal" logic. (I hope, you know that in the USSR the usual logic was called "old-fashioned", "metaphysical", and it was difficult to protect it, even mathematical logic was considered as suspicios, "non-proletarian"). Or I missed something? Eozhik (talk) 11:15, 31 October 2013 (MSK)
- Just in case, if you happen to speak Russian, you can take a look at the paper by V.A.Bazhanov, where he describes this: http://iph.ras.ru/uplfile/logic/log12/Li_12_bajanov.pdf Eozhik (talk) 11:20, 31 October 2013 (MSK)
We need a better Refutation section, or we need to remove it. The current one as written will be a stumbling block to inquiring visitors, since it makes it seems like rational self-interest is the *only* way that people ever behave. Or, if we want to assert this, we should provide counterarguments/explanations to refute the obvious counterexamples people are going to raise. -- anonymous poster who doesn't know the proper way to edit this discussion page (sorry)
Also, the Basic Refutation section needs attention from someone versed in formal logic, to make it read like a formal argument.