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An Illustrated Book Of Bad Arguments

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Description for An Illustrated Book Of Bad Arguments Hardback. Aimed at teaching newcomers to the field of critical thinking - particularly younger ones - the importance of logical reasoning using a novel approach, this book covers a small set of common errors in reasoning and visualises them using memorable illustrations that are supplemented with lots of examples. Illustrator(s): Giraldo, Alejandro. Num Pages: 64 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 4Y; YQX; YR. Category: (J) Children / Juvenile. Dimension: 184 x 208 x 12. Weight in Grams: 312.

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 ... Read more). 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 recognise 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!

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About Ali Almossawi
Ali Almossawi is an alumnus of MIT’s engineering systems division and Carnegie Mellon’s school of computer science. His books include An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments, An Illustrated Book of Loaded Language, and Bad Choices. His writing has appeared in publications such as Wired. He works and lives in San Francisco. Alejandro Giraldo holds a degree in ... Read more

Reviews for An Illustrated Book Of Bad Arguments
'I love this illustrated book of bad arguments. A flawless compendium of flaws.'
Prof. Alice Roberts, anatomist, presenter of the BBC's 'The Incredible Human Journey' 'A wonderfully digestible summary of the pitfalls and techniques of argumentation. I can't think of a better way to be taught or reintroduced to these fundamental notions of logical discourse. A delightful little book.' ... Read more

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