Stolen Concept

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Self-refuting Idea - Variations - Indirectly Self-denying Statements or "fallacy of The Stolen Concept"
... Objectivists define the fallacy of the stolen concept the act of using a concept while ignoring, contradicting or denying the validity of the concepts on which it logically and genetically depends ... An example of the stolen concept fallacy is anarchist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon's statement, "All property is theft" ... the hierarchical nature of knowledge, Nathaniel Branden states, "Theft" is a concept that logically and genetically depends on the antecedent concept of "rightfully ...

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