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 / Edition 1

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

by John Capps, Donald Capps

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Overview

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 is athoughtful and accessible analysis of the ways in which jokesillustrate how we think critically, and how the thinking processgoes awry in everyday human situations

  • Uses jokes to illustrate the various mistakes or fallaciesthat are typically identified and discussed in courses on criticalreasoning
  • Provides an effective way to learn critical thinking skillssince jokes often describe real-life situations where it reallymatters whether a person thinks well or not
  • Demonstrates how philosophy is actually very practical andclearly related to real- life human experiences
  • Explains how developing good reasoning habits can make a realdifference in all aspects of one’s life

Product Details

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

About the Author

John Capps is a Professor at the Rochester Institute ofTechnology.

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

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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"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

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