MASTERING LOGICAL FALLACIES THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO FLAWLESS RHETORIC AND BULLETPROOF LOGIC

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Mastering Logical Fallacies

Author : Michael Withey
ISBN : 1623157102
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"If I have learned anything in ten years of formal debating, it is that arguments are no different: without a good understanding of the rules and tactics, you are likely to do poorly and be beaten."--HENRY ZHANG, President of the Yale Debate Association Your argument is valid and you know it; yet once again you find yourself leaving a debate feeling defeated and embarrassed. The matter is only made worse when you realize that your defeat came at the hands of someone's abuse of logic--and that with the right skills you could have won the argument. The ability to recognize logical fallacies when they occur is an essential life skill. Mastering Logical Fallacies is the clearest, boldest, and most systematic guide to dominating the rules and tactics of successful arguments. This book offers methodical breakdowns of the logical fallacies behind exceedingly common, yet detrimental, argumentative mistakes, and explores them through real life examples of logic-gone-wrong. Designed for those who are ready to gain the upper hand over their opponents, this master class teaches the necessary skills to identify your opponents' misuse of logic and construct effective, arguments that win. With the empowering strategies offered in Mastering Logical Fallacies you'll be able to reveal the slight-of-hand flaws in your challengers' rhetoric, and seize control of the argument with bulletproof logic.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Informal Logical Fallacies

Author : Van Jacob E. Vleet
ISBN : 9780761854340
Genre : Philosophy
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Critical thinking is now needed more than ever. This accessible and engaging book provides the necessary tools to question and challenge the discourse that surrounds us —- whether in the media, the classroom, or everyday conversation. Additionally, it offers readers a deeper understanding of the foundations of analytical thought. Informal Logical Fallacies: A Brief Guide is a systematic and concise introduction to more than forty fallacies, from anthropomorphism and argumentum ad baculum, to reductionism and the slippery slope argument. With helpful definitions, relevant examples, and thought-provoking exercises, the author guides the reader through the realms of fallacious reasoning and deceptive rhetoric. This is an essential guide to philosophical reflection and clear thinking.
Category: Philosophy

Logically Fallacious

Author : Bo Bennett
ISBN : 9781456607371
Genre : Education
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This book is a crash course in effective reasoning, meant to catapult you into a world where you start to see things how they really are, not how you think they are. The focus of this book is on logical fallacies, which loosely defined, are simply errors in reasoning. With the reading of each page, you can make significant improvements in the way you reason and make decisions. Logically Fallacious is one of the most comprehensive collections of logical fallacies with all original examples and easy to understand descriptions, perfect for educators, debaters, or anyone who wants to be improve his or her reasoning skills. "Expose an irrational belief, keep a person rational for a day. Expose irrational thinking, keep a person rational for a lifetime." - Bo Bennett This 2017 Edition includes dozens of more logical fallacies, over a hundred cognitive biases, practice lessons, and some common questions and answers.
Category: Education

Nonsense

Author : Robert J. Gula
ISBN : 9780975366264
Genre : Philosophy
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Nonsense is the best compilation and study of verbal logical fallacies available anywhere. It is a handbook of the myriad ways we go about being illogical how we deceive others and ourselves, how we think and argue in ways that are disorderly, disorganized, or irrelevant. Nonsense is also a short course in nonmathematical logical thinking, especially important for students of philosophy and economics. A book of remarkable scholarship, Nonsense is unexpectedly relaxed, informal, and accessible."
Category: Philosophy

An Introduction To Formal Logic

Author : Peter Smith
ISBN : 0521008042
Genre : Mathematics
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Formal logic provides us with a powerful set of techniques for criticizing some arguments and showing others to be valid. These techniques are relevant to all of us with an interest in being skilful and accurate reasoners. In this highly accessible book, Peter Smith presents a guide to the fundamental aims and basic elements of formal logic. He introduces the reader to the languages of propositional and predicate logic, and then develops formal systems for evaluating arguments translated into these languages, concentrating on the easily comprehensible 'tree' method. His discussion is richly illustrated with worked examples and exercises. A distinctive feature is that, alongside the formal work, there is illuminating philosophical commentary. This book will make an ideal text for a first logic course, and will provide a firm basis for further work in formal and philosophical logic.
Category: Mathematics

An Illustrated Book Of Bad Arguments

Author : Ali Almossawi
ISBN : 9781615192267
Genre : Philosophy
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“A flawless compendium of flaws.” —Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, writer, and presenter of The Incredible Human Journey The antidote to fuzzy thinking, with furry animals! Have you read (or stumbled into) one too many irrational online debates? Ali Almossawi certainly had, so he wrote An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments! This handy guide is here to bring the internet age a much-needed dose of old-school logic (really old-school, a la Aristotle). Here are cogent explanations of the straw man fallacy, the slippery slope argument, the ad hominem attack, and other common attempts at reasoning that actually fall short—plus a beautifully drawn menagerie of animals who (adorably) commit every logical faux pas. Rabbit thinks a strange light in the sky must be a UFO because no one can prove otherwise (the appeal to ignorance). And Lion doesn’t believe that gas emissions harm the planet because, if that were true, he wouldn’t like the result (the argument from consequences). Once you learn to recognize these abuses of reason, they start to crop up everywhere from congressional debate to YouTube comments—which makes this geek-chic book a must for anyone in the habit of holding opinions.
Category: Philosophy

Votes From Seats

Author : Matthew S. Shugart
ISBN : 9781108417020
Genre : Political Science
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Four laws of party seats and votes are constructed by logic and tested, using physics-like approaches which are rare in social sciences.
Category: Political Science

Mastering Logical Fallacies

Author : Mike Livingston
ISBN : 1537456776
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Discover how to verbally outwit your opponents at every turn of phrase WARNING: You'll never watch the news, read a magazine, or view a movie the same again. Would you like to discover the secrets politicians, lawyers, writers, religious figures, and the media use to make false arguments sound real? Do you get infuriated when a spouse or friend uses misleading words to prove their points in arguments? Would you like to discover exactly what to say and how to say it when false logic presents itself? If you answered yes-then this book is exactly what you've been waiting for! In Mastering Logical Fallacies you'll learn the art of effective rhetoric. We'll cover a variety of fallacies (especially the most popular ones used today) and show you how they operate with real world examples. You'll learn the secret structure-or non-structure-of some of the most pernicious and false arguments ever made. We'll also show you how to defend against such outrageous claims. Soon enough people won't spew their propaganda around you-because they know you'll spot holes in it. Download this book today and discover: How to spot circular logic and nip it in the bud How to form credible arguments with sound reasoning How to win every family argument How to spot appeals to emotion and counter them The straw man argument Fallacious "science vs. religion" arguments How fallacies are used and abused in politics Fallacies used in gun legislation Fallacies used in healthcare How to never fall prey to unscrupulous politicians or businessmen again And much, much more! So go ahead-Download this book today and acquire masterful rhetoric and a true sleight of mouth!
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