Thinking from A to Z / Edition 3

Thinking from A to Z / Edition 3

by Nigel Warburton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415433711

ISBN-13: 9780415433716

Pub. Date: 05/29/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

What is ‘humpty-dumptying’? Do ‘arguments from analogy’ ever stand up? How do I know when someone is using ‘weasel words’? What’s the difference between a ‘red herring’ and a ‘straw man’?

This superb book, now in its third edition, will help anyone who wants to argue well and think critically.

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Overview

What is ‘humpty-dumptying’? Do ‘arguments from analogy’ ever stand up? How do I know when someone is using ‘weasel words’? What’s the difference between a ‘red herring’ and a ‘straw man’?

This superb book, now in its third edition, will help anyone who wants to argue well and think critically. Using witty and topical examples, this fully-updated edition includes many new entries and updates the whole text. New entries include:


  • Principle of Charity
  • Lawyer’s Answer
  • Least Worst Option
  • Poisoning the Well
  • Sentimentality
  • Sunk Cost Fallacy
  • Weasel Words
  • ‘You would say that wouldn’t you’.

Thinking from A to Z may not help you win every argument, but it will definitely give you the power to tell a good one from a bad one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415433716
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/29/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,146,537
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.60(d)

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