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Attacking faulty reasoning : a practical guide to fallacy-free arguments

Author: T Edward Damer
Publisher: Boston, MA : Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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"Increasingly, college courses and programs require a critical thinking component and include assignments meant to measure your critical thinking skills ... [This book] can help you brush up on these skills and learn how to develop the logical, persuasive arguments you need now and throughout your career. This useful handbook addresses more than 60 common fallacies of logic with the help of over 200 memorable  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Edward Damer
ISBN: 9781133049982 1133049982
OCLC Number: 780213020
Description: xiii, 257 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. A code of intellectual conduct --
2. What is an argument? --
3. What is a good argument? --
4. What is a fallacy? --
5. Fallacies that violate the structural criterion --
6. Fallacies that violate the relevance criterion --
7. Fallacies that violate the acceptability criterion --
8. Fallacies that violate the suffieciency criterion --
9. Fallacies that violate the rebuttal criterion --
10. Writing the argumentative essay.
Responsibility: T. Edward Damer.

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"Increasingly, college courses and programs require a critical thinking component and include assignments meant to measure your critical thinking skills ... [This book] can help you brush up on these skills and learn how to develop the logical, persuasive arguments you need now and throughout your career. This useful handbook addresses more than 60 common fallacies of logic with the help of over 200 memorable examples. It provides not just a definition and examples for each fallacy, but also hints and tips on how to 'attack' (or respond) when faced with a fallacious argument of each type making it an ideal resource when writing papers, essays, or arguments"--Publisher description.

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"Probably the best book on the market with respect to informal fallacy recognition."

 
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