Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments, An

Publication Date : 19/11/2014
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Silly Rabbit! Your Argument is Ill-founded.

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 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 parliamentary debate to YouTube comments which makes this geek-chic book a must for anyone in the habit of holding opinions. It's the antidote to fuzzy thinking, with furry animals!

(9781925106244)

SKU 9781925106244
Barcode # 9781925106244
Brand Scribe Publications
Artist / Author Ali Almossawi
Shipping Weight 0.2700kg
Shipping Width 0.020m
Shipping Height 0.209m
Shipping Length 0.153m
Unit Of Measure each
Publication Date 19/11/2014
Number of pages 64
format Hardback
Author Ali Almossawi

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