An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
  • Release Date : 23 September 2014
  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Pages : 64 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781615192267
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Download or read book entitled An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments by author: Ali Almossawi which was release on 23 September 2014 and published by The Experiment with total page 64 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. “This short book makes you smarter than 99% of the population. . . . The concepts within it will increase your company's ‘organizational intelligence.’. . . It’s more than just a must-read, it’s a ‘have-to-read-or-you’re-fired’ book”—Geoffrey James, INC.com From the author of the forthcoming An Illustrated Book of Loaded Language, here’s 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.

Bad Arguments

Bad Arguments

Author : Robert Arp,Steven Barbone,Michael Bruce
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Genre : Philosophy
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