Crimes Against Logic: Exposing the Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and Other Serial Offenders

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Uncover the truth under all the BS

In the daily battle for our hearts and minds—not to mention our hard-earned cash—the truth is usually the first casualty. It's time we learned how to see through the rhetoric, faulty reasoning, and misinformation that we're subjected to from morning to night by talk-radio hosts, op-ed columnists, advertisers, self-help gurus, business "thinkers," and, of course, politicians. And no one is better equipped to ...

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Overview

Uncover the truth under all the BS

In the daily battle for our hearts and minds—not to mention our hard-earned cash—the truth is usually the first casualty. It's time we learned how to see through the rhetoric, faulty reasoning, and misinformation that we're subjected to from morning to night by talk-radio hosts, op-ed columnists, advertisers, self-help gurus, business "thinkers," and, of course, politicians. And no one is better equipped to show us how than award-winning philosopher Jamie Whyte.

In Crimes Against Logic Whyte take us on a fast-paced, ruthlessly funny romp through the mulligan stew of can, folderol, and bogus logic served up in the media, at the office, and even in your own home. Applying his laserlike wit to dozens of timely examples, Whyte cuts through the haze of facts, figures, and double-talk and gets at the real truth behind what they're telling us.

"An incisive philosopher."
Sunday Telegraph

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Editorial Reviews

The Times
"[Whyte] whets a long knife of ultra-rationalism on the cold stone of logic, and death by a thousand cuts is inflicted on prejudice, statistics, morality, religion, weasel words, and seductive sirens such as politicians, New Agers, advertising executives, and, of course, journalists who expect you to be persuaded by anything other than facts."
The Guardian
"He ruthlessly exposes logical flaws and sheer nonsense. . . in likably angry and witty style."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071446433
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/12/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 499,413
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jamie Whyte (London, England) is a past lecturer of philosophy at Cambridge University and winner of Analysis journal's prestigious prize for the best article by a philosopher under 30.

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Table of Contents

The Right to Your Opinion
Motives
Authority
Prejudice in Fancy Dress
Shut Up!
Empty Words
Inconsistency
Equivocation
Begging the Question
Coincidence
Shocking Statistics
Morality Fever

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  • Posted May 20, 2011

    DEFINITE MUST READ FOR SEEKERS OF TRUTH

    This book is one of the most interesting books I've ever read. It's easy to read in the sense that the arguments are presented in everyday language, with funny examples, and are explained thoroughly. The fallacies discussed in this book are fallacies everyone is guilty of doing at some point. The goal is to stop using them! It talks about the lack of serious political debate nowadays due to the Motive Fallacy, using the "but still" clause in your arguments, how you really have no right to your own opinions, how we tend to follow authority (right or wrong), and explains why all intelligent, concerned young people are leftists (anti-free trade, pro-environment protection, in favor of redistribution of wealth, a bit feministy, and atheists). This book will enlighten you for sure. Read it with an open mind, wrestle with the topics, try to avoid the fallacies in your lives (or at least be on the lookout) and recommend it to another person to help out humanity.

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  • Posted March 18, 2011

    A good and helpful overall book.

    One of the main reasons for why I chose to read this book is that not only did it seem interesting to me, but it also seemed to have the potential to actually be used in real life as a tool to separate b.s. from truth. This book provides the means to do that, it helps you look at what is going on around you from a different perspective, a realistic point of view that makes it possible to get the truth from lies. Never again will I look at the world in the same way, this book taught me to read between the lines and understand what is reality and what is fiction that was designed to hide that reality. Also, this book is enjoyable to read. Instead of reading a seemingly never ending text of information, it feels like having a conversation with a friend. This book tackles the issues with a sense of humor and realism that only benefits the reader's chances of understanding what the author is trying to convey. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to find out about the fallacies this world contains and how to avoid them. If you think you know about this already, you don't. Read this book and see for yourself.

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