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Straight and Crooked Thinking Paperback – April 29, 2011
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"...put it back on the mass market, where it belongs! (...) get it on every bookshelf on the planet."―http://answersingenes.blogspot.com/2007/11/straight-crooked-thinking.html
'It is neither a dry nor weighty tome, but is jam-packed with raw rational sense. It will give you techniques for identifying fallacies and false arguments. It will help protect you from the devious subterfuges of politicians and preachers, journalists and jingoists. It is sweet manna from a rational heaven. Thouless describes 38 dishonest tricks that are commonly used in arguments (there may be more). '―answersingenes.blogspot.com
"Straight and Crooked Thinking remains one of the most succinct and practically-applicable books ever written. One blogger named it as his favorite book of all time, describing it as "a concise work of supreme genius."―http://neglectedbooks.com
About the Author
Born in 1894, Robert Thouless was a psychologist. He was Head of the Department of Psychology in Glasgow until 1938, after which he became Reader and Reader Emeritus at Cambridge. He specialised in logic, rationality and the study of responses to the paranormal and wrote several titles in addition to this one. He died in 1984.
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I was delighted to find a copy for the kindle or for e-readers and snatched it up immediately. This book is very well written and I re-read it periodically to sharpen my claws. While the book could be used for underhanded purposes, I have found that I don't need to resort to underhanded techniques to win my case...but I do need to understand the techniques when used against me.
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