What is an objection in philosophy?

What is an objection in philosophy?

In argumentation, an objection is a reason arguing against a premise, argument, or conclusion. This form of objection – invented by the presocratic philosopher Parmenides – is commonly referred to as a retroactive refutation.

How do you write an objection to an argument?

To object to an argument, you must give reasons why it is flawed:

  1. The premises don’t support the conclusion.
  2. One or more of the premises is false.
  3. The argument articulates a principle that makes sense in this case but would have undesirable consequences in other cases.

How do you write a paragraph for objection?

In your paragraph:

  1. Identify the opposing argument.
  2. Respond to it by discussing the reasons the argument is incomplete, weak, unsound, or illogical.
  3. Provide examples or evidence to show why the opposing argument is unsound, or provide explanations of how the opposing argument is incomplete or illogical.

How do I find a counterclaim?

A counterclaim is the opposite of the argument, or the opposing argument. A reason tells why the claim is made and is supported by the evidence. Evidence is the facts or research to support your claim. I hope you win your next argument!

How do you write a strong counterclaim?

  1. Step 1: Write a counterclaim. Write a sentence that contradicts the claim.
  2. Step 2: Explain the counterclaim. The more “real” you make the opposing position, the more “right” you will seem when you disprove it.
  3. Step 3: Rebut the counterclaim.

How do you write an objection?


  1. Write the application reference number and name/address of the scheme at the top of your letter.
  2. Make clear that you object.
  3. Refer to development plan.
  4. Make clear if there are any other material considerations that should be taken into account.
  5. Don’t be emotive, focus on the issues.