Hammond:....... They have triumphantly vindicated the authorship hypothesis that I have put forward in 2010 (s.Video's 2009/2015),- Brean Hammonds fallacious circular reasoning (s.Blog25!) and additional logic is:
1) The "Double Falshood" is from Shakespeare, the author of "Hamlet" or "King Lear", therefore "The Double Falsehood" is from Shakspeare (Stratford).
2) The "Double Falsehood" was written with a second author John Fletcher. Therefore [Hammond]:...."when Shakespeare was getting tired and looking up retirement he was grooming a young writer called John Fletcher as a kind of a form of succession planning....
Many who do not feel able to question Shakspere as the author of Shakespeare's canon, suffer from a "logical" fallacy. It consists of a circular argument ("->circular reasoning"), which occurs when the assumption to be proved is included as proved and thus a premise to conclusion is derived from itself. Examples:
Shakespeare was the author of the play "Double Falsehood" indicating he was the man Shakspeare (from Stratford). The construct of an identity between an author and poet Shakespeare and the person from Stratford Shakspere is tacitly assumed, although this is the base of the authorship hypothesis and debate. A speculation is presented as fact . Such circular reasonings were used in the authorship debate in excess:
An analogue example: Most would comment the question: "Do you know the great philosophical works of Richard Bakstone?" : Which Bob Bakestone? With Shakespeare, this question seems to be resolved. Nobody would ask : "Which Shak(e)speare?"
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