The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning

The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning

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Overview

What is a fallacy? A fallacy is an error in logic - a place where someone has made a mistake in his thinking.

"A cloud is 90% water. A watermelon is 90% water. Therefore, since a plane can fly through a cloud, a plane can fly through a watermelon."

This is a handy book for learning to spot common errors in reasoning.

-Covers logical fallacies and propaganda techniques.
-Fun to use -- learn skills you can use right away.
-For ages 12 through adult
-Exercises with answer key
-Includes "The Fallacy Detective Game"
-Includes Calvin and Hobbes, Dilbert, and Peanuts cartoons.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016246123
Publisher: Christian Logic
Publication date: 03/21/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 214
Sales rank: 571,008
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

In 1999 Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn decided to try to turn their interest in logic into a livelihood by starting FallacyDetective.com. Since then, they have written two books on logic for children and adults, The Fallacy Detective and The Thinking Toolbox.

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The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
This book was part of my schooling program, and helped introduce me to critical thinking and logic when I was but a wee lad. It really helped me to learn to analyze everything I hear and see instead of just blindly accepting whatever I hear. It also helped me to come to a deeper understanding of my own reasoning and to be able to question and eliminate some of my own beliefs that were grounded in fallacies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book appears to be designed for middle schoolers. With many humorous examples, it does a great job of teaching logical thinking. However, it's a great book for all ages, not just kids. I am an old woman -- no kids & not a teacher - and I found this book enjoyable & informative. It can help anybody think more clearly & make better decisions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago