Nonsense: Red Herrings, Straw Men and Sacred Cows: How We Abuse Logic in Our Everyday Language

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Nonsense is the best compilation and study of verbal logical fallacies available anywhere. It is a handbook of the myriad ways we go about being illogical—how we deceive others and ourselves, how we think and argue in ways that are disorderly, disorganized, or irrelevant. Nonsense is also a short course in nonmathematical logical thinking, especially important for students of philosophy and economics. A book of remarkable scholarship, Nonsense is unexpectedly relaxed, informal, ...

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Overview

Nonsense is the best compilation and study of verbal logical fallacies available anywhere. It is a handbook of the myriad ways we go about being illogical—how we deceive others and ourselves, how we think and argue in ways that are disorderly, disorganized, or irrelevant. Nonsense is also a short course in nonmathematical logical thinking, especially important for students of philosophy and economics. A book of remarkable scholarship, Nonsense is unexpectedly relaxed, informal, and accessible.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780975366264
  • Publisher: Axios Press
  • Publication date: 4/25/2002
  • Pages: 245
  • Sales rank: 168,112
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.16 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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  • Posted December 29, 2009

    Nonsense

    This book was absolutely fascinating. If I were a school teacher, I would teach this book in class; these are things people need to know. It is an excellent book and I recommend it to everyone.

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