- Publisher: SPECTRUM BOOKS LIMITED (1959)
- ASIN: B000X8Y0X2
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,526,854 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fallacy the Counterfeit of Argument Paperback – 1959
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The book is laid out into three clear parts: Material Fallacies, Psychological Fallacies, and Logical (formal) Fallacies. About 51 different fallacies are delineated and explained. They are all here: faulty analogy, generalization, "post hoc" reasoning, false dilemma, appeal to authority, ad hominem, special pleading, apriorism, non sequitur, and many many more. The fallacy is analyzed and explained, then the authors provide several (often humorous) examples of the fallacy is everyday life. Sometimes, they also offer their personal comment on the example.
EVERYBODY can benefit from reading this book. Democracy cannot survive without an informed, intelligent electorate. With TV and the electronic age, there is less reading and less time for critical thought. This, in turn, endangers our democracy. This book is the necessary tonic to combat this ominous threat. It is clear, well-written, and as amusing as a book on logic can be! Buy it!