The Fallacy Detective PDF/EPUB ë The Fallacy

The Fallacy Detective The Fallacy Detective has been the best selling text for teaching logical fallacies and introduction to logic for overyearsWhat is a fallacy A fallacy is an error in logic a place where someone has made a mistake in his thinking This is a handy book for learning to spot common errors in reasoning For ages twelve through adult Fun to use learn skills you can use right away Peanuts, Dilbert, and Calvin and Hobbes cartoons Includes The Fallacy Detective Game Exercises with answer key this was a sumwhat boring book to me. The Fallacy Detective is written primarily for homeschoolers, especially Christian homeschoolers Most college graduates who took philosophy logic will recognize the fallacies and will appreciate the simple and practical description of those fallacies and the examples of each There are exercises at the end of each short chapter to check for understanding The book is a mix of hits and misses, good logic with weak examples, unintended fallacies offered up as good logic, great examples mixed up w The Fallacy Detective is written primarily for homeschoolers, especially Christian homeschoolers Most college graduates who took philosophy logic will recognize the fallacies and will appreciate the simple and practical description of those fallacies and the examples of each There are exercises at the end of each short chapter to check for understanding The book is a mix of hits and misses, good logic with weak examples, unintended fallacies offered up as good logic, great examples mixed up with examples that aren t The book would be useful for anyone looking for an easy to understand treatment of the major formal and informal fallacies and would be an introduction tool for helping children or adults to think critically Adults whose formal education didn t include logic, philosophy, or critical analysis and writing would like this book because it presents these things in a way that doesn t get bogged down in complexities and hard to follow explanations However, the authors occasionally insert Bible references, depending upon on Christian faith as examples of good logic or as proof that something is true Faith s apologists often commit these easy to fall into errors But any faith based religion is, by the very nature of that faith, not legitimate logic or philosophy When the authors say, the Bible says or this isn t true because the Bible says they commit a logical fallacy trying to counter a logical fallacy Simply replacing the Bible says with the Quran says or Buddha says or The Vedas say will reveal the error Faith can t be used to prove logic, or anything else It ceases to be faith in that case faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen Are you tired of pointless, loud arguments Do you want to know where you re going wrong with your reasoning Read this book Thank me later. This was one of the best school books ever

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