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

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

by John Capps, Donald Capps
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405196645

ISBN-13: 9781405196642

Pub. Date: 09/29/2009

Publisher: Wiley

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405196642
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/29/2009
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,393,568
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgements xiii

1 Why Thinking Critically Is Important 1

2 Fallacies of Relevance 13

3 Fallacies of Evidence 45

4 Fallacies of Assumption 80

5 Critical Thinking and Objective Truth 97

References 116

Index 119

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