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Crimes against logic : exposing the bogus arguments of politicians, priests, journalists, and other serial offenders

Author: Jamie Whyte
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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British philosopher Jamie Whyte uses logic to expose what he sees as errors in reasoning, fallacies, and muddled thinking fed to the public by the media, politicians, religious leaders, and others.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jamie Whyte
ISBN: 0071446435 9780071446433
OCLC Number: 55657724
Notes: Revised edition of: Bad thoughts.
Description: xi, 157 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: The right to your opinion --
Motives --
Authority --
Prejudice in fancy dress --
Shut up! --
Empty words --
Inconsistency --
Equivocation --
Begging the question --
Coincidence --
Shocking statistics --
Morality fever.
Responsibility: Jamie Whyte.
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Offers a funny romp through the mulligan stew of illogic, unreason, and drivel served up daily in the media by pundits, psychics, ad agencies, New Age gurus, statisticians, free trade ideologues,  Read more...

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"[Whyte] whets a long knife of ultra-rationalism on the cold stone of logic, and death by a thousand cuts is inflicted on prejudice, statistics, morality, religion, weasel words, and seductive sirens Read more...

 
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