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Nonsense : red herrings, straw men, and sacred cows : how we abuse logic in our everyday language

Author: Robert J Gula
Publisher: Mount Jackson, VA : Axios Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A handbook of the myriad ways we go about being illogical - how we deceive others and ourselves, how we think and argue in ways that are disorderly, disorganized, or irrelevant.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Gula
ISBN: 9780975366264 0975366262 0966190858 9780966190854
OCLC Number: 71350298
Description: xii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Everyday nonsense --
Emotional language --
Emotional language: propaganda --
Emotional language: suggestion --
Logical fallacies --
Irrelevance --
Diversion --
Ambiguity and incorrect inference --
Confusion and incorrect inference --
Confusion of cause and effect --
Oversimplification --
Erroneous comparison and contrast --
Evasion --
More on arguments --
More on semantics --
More on the syllogism --
Final note.
Responsibility: Robert J. Gula.

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