The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning

The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning

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Overview

The Fallacy Detective has been the best selling text for teaching logical fallacies and introduction to logic for over 15 years.

"Can learning logic be fun? With The Fallacy Detective it appears that it can be. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who wants to improve his reasoning skills."--Tim Challies, curriculum reviewer

"Cartoon and comic illustrations, humorous examples, and a very reader-friendly writing style make this the sort of course students will enjoy."--Cathy Duffy, homeschool curriculum reviewer

"I really like The Fallacy Detective because it has funny cartoons, silly stories, and teaches you a lot!"--11 Year Old

What is a fallacy? A fallacy is an error in logic a place where someone has made a mistake in his thinking. This is a handy book for learning to spot common errors in reasoning.

- For ages twelve through adult.

- Fun to use -- learn skills you can use right away.

- Peanuts, Dilbert, and Calvin and Hobbes cartoons.

- Includes The Fallacy Detective Game.

- Exercises with answer key.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780974531595
Publisher: Christian Logic
Publication date: 05/27/2019
Edition description: Workbook ed.
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 166,268
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Is a Fallacy?

The Inquiring Mind

1. Exercise Your Mind

2. Love to Listen

3. Opposing Viewpoints

Avoiding the Question

4. Red Herring Fallacy

5. Recognizing Red Herrings

6. Special Pleading

7. Ad Hominem Attack

8. Genetic Fallacy

9. Tu Quoque

10. Faulty Appeal to Authority

11. Appeal to the People

12. Straw Man

Making Assumptions

13. The Story of Aroup Goupta

14. Assumptions

15. Circular Reasoning

16. Equivocation

17. Loaded Question

18. Slippery Slope

19. Part-to-Whole

20. Whole-to-Part

21. Either-Or

Statistical Fallacies

22. What Is a Generalization?

23. Hasty Generalization

24. What Is an Analogy?

25. Weak Analogy

26. Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

27. Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc in Statistics

28. Proof by Lack of Evidence

Propaganda

29. What Is Propaganda?

30. Appeal to Fear

31. Appeal to Pity

32. Bandwagon

33. Exigency

34. Repetition

35. Transfer

36. Snob Appeal

37. Appeal to Tradition and Appeal to Hi-Tech

38. Find Some Propaganda on Your Own

The Fallacy Detective Game

Answer Key

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