Axiomatic Theory as the Basis of a Rhetorical Logic? Cover Image

Axiomatik als Grundlage einer Rhetorischen Logik?
Axiomatic Theory as the Basis of a Rhetorical Logic?

Author(s): Damir Smiljanić
Subject(s): Epistemology, Logic, Philosophy of Mind, Hermeneutics, Rhetoric
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Новом Саду
Keywords: Axiomatic theory; philosophizing; Eberhard Rogge; positivism; rationalism; hermeneutics; rhetorical logic;

Summary/Abstract: In the following paper I will consider the question how the idea of axiomatization could be realized in the field of philosophical thinking. For that purpose I proceed from the so far singular attempt to develop consequently an axiomatic theory of philosophizing: from Eberhard Rogge’s Axiomatik alles möglichen Philosophierens (1950). At first a short sketch of Rogge’s self-reliant axiomatic approach will be given where the focus of the attention will be on the implications which this approach has for the philosophy of language. After Rogge has directed his axiomatic theory of philosophizing to the „rhetorical logic“, the next task of the paper consists in showing (or at least indicating) what sense this kind of logic could have within the philosophy. A reconstruction of this logic is very difficult because Rogge’s considerations about this matter are fragmentary. It is possible that the evaluation of his rare reflections on the concept of rhetorical logic leads to a genuine metaphilosophical theory of argumentation. Finally, proceeding from the succinctly described conception of Eberhard Rogge I will discuss the question whether an adequate structural determination of philosophizing can succeed by means of axiomatization.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 201-217
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: German