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An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
Author: Ali Almossawi

ISBN: 9781615192250
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 55
Published: 23 September 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 20.8 x 1.3
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"A flawless compendium of flaws." -Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, writer, and presenter ofThe Incredible Human Journey

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 wroteAn 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, thead hominem attack, and other common attempts at reasoning that actually fall short-plus a beautifully drawn menagerie of animals who (adorably) commit every logicalfaux 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 be...

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