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Publisher Description

“This short book makes you smarter than 99% of the population. . . . The concepts within it will increase your company's ‘organizational intelligence.’. . . It’s more than just a must-read, it’s a ‘have-to-read-or-you’re-fired’ book”—Geoffrey James, INC.com       

From the author of the forthcoming An Illustrated Book of Loaded Language, here’s the antidote to fuzzy thinking, with furry animals!

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, a la Aristotle).

Here are cogent explanations of the straw man fallacy, the slippery slope argument, the ad hominem attack, and other common attempts at reasoning that actually fall short—plus a beautifully drawn menagerie of animals who (adorably) commit every logical faux pas. Rabbit thinks a strange light in the sky must be a UFO because no one can prove otherwise (the appeal to ignorance). And Lion doesn’t believe that gas emissions harm the planet because, if that were true, he wouldn’t like the result (the argument from consequences).

Once you learn to recognize these abuses of reason, they start to crop up everywhere from congressional debate to YouTube comments—which makes this geek-chic book a must for anyone in the habit of holding opinions.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2014
September 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
29
Pages
PUBLISHER
The Experiment
SELLER
Workman Publishing Co., Inc.
SIZE
51
MB

Customer Reviews

ross1940 ,

Interesting, But Thin

A good introduction, but very short on examples. The book would be far more useful if more examples where provided. Not nearly as applicable to everyday life as I had hoped it would be.

Wombatler ,

Perfect

If you need more explanation then the title you don’t deserve a phone

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