You've Got To Be Kidding!: How Jokes Can Help You Think

You've Got To Be Kidding!: How Jokes Can Help You Think

by John Capps, Donald Capps
     
 

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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

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:
9781444356205
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/13/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
406 KB

What People are saying about this

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"A great book. But what do I know?"
- Socrates

"This book got me out of my cave."
- Plato

"An excellent book! Well, relatively."
- Albert Einstein

"It made me chuckle."
- Mona Lisa

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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