You've Got to Be Kidding!: How Jokes Can Help You Think / Edition 1

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Overview

You've Got to Be Kidding!: How Jokes Can Help You Think is a thoughtful and accessible analysis of the ways in which jokes illustrate how we think critically, and how the thinking process goes awry in everyday human situations

  • Uses jokes to illustrate the various mistakes or fallacies that are typically identified and discussed in courses on critical reasoning
  • Provides an effective way to learn critical thinking skills since jokes often describe real-life situations where it really matters whether a person thinks well or not
  • Demonstrates how philosophy is actually very practical and clearly related to real- life human experiences
  • Explains how developing good reasoning habits can make a real difference in all aspects of one’s life
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"A great book. But what do I know?"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405196642
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/29/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,378,408
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

John Capps is a Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Donald Capps is Professor of Pastoral Psychology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of more than 20 books, including A Time to Laugh: The Religion of Humor (2005).

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Table of Contents

Preface

1.  The Importance of Critical Thinking

2.  Fallacies of Relevance

3.  Fallacies of Evidence

4.  Fallacies of Assumption

5.  Thinking Together

Notes and References

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