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An antidote to fuzzy thinking

4. An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
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Have you read (or stumbled into) one too many irrational online debates? Ali Almossawi certainly had, so he wrote “An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments”. This handy guide is here to bring the internet age a much needed dose of old-school logic (really old-school, à la Aristotle).اضافة اعلان

Here are cogent explanations of the straw man fallacy, the slippery slope argument, the ad hominem attack, and other common attempts at reasoning that fall short ― plus a beautifully drawn menagerie of animals who (adorably) commit every logical faux pas.

Once you learn to recognize these abuses of reason, they start to crop up everywhere from parliamentary debate to YouTube comments ― which makes this geek-chic book a must for anyone in the habit of holding opinions. It’s the antidote to fuzzy thinking, with furry animals.

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