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Straight & crooked thinking

Author: Robert Henry Thouless; C R Thouless
Publisher: London : Hodder Education, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th ed.View all editions and formats
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"This new edition of a timeless classic demonstrates how the use of clear, rational thinking and logic can win any argument, however emotionally charged the topic in question. It the typical flaws of reasoning and reveals the ways in which language can be used to generate emotional responses and manipulated reactions."--Page [4] cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Henry Thouless; C R Thouless
ISBN: 9781444117189 1444117181
OCLC Number: 747053894
Notes: Includes index.
"Major new edition of a timeless classic"--Cover.
Description: xi, 174 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Different ways of using language --
Words and facts --
The meanings of words --
Definition and some of its difficulties --
Good and bad definitions --
All and some --
Some dishonest tricks in argument --
Some logical fallacies --
Habits of thought --
Prejudice --
Predigested thinking --
Pitfalls in analogy --
Oratory and suggestion --
Tricks of suggestion --
Straight thinking --
The future of straight thinking.
Responsibility: R.H. Thouless & C.R. Thouless.

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