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 An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments! This handy guide is here to bring the internet age a much needed does of old-school logic." -- Back Cover
Publisher: New York :, Theexperiment,, [2013]
ISBN: 9781615192250
Branch Call Number: 168 Almossaw 2013
Characteristics: 55 pages : illustrations ; 19 x 21 cm
Alternative Title: Bad arguments


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MomoT Sep 06, 2016

Less "why do we always have to watch what you want to on TV?", more "your argument is flawed - we don't even have a TV".

This book gives you all the ammo you need to spot the failures in logic, linguistic manoeuvres and other tricks employed by people you're probably already disagreeing with on the Internet, but also rather more frighteningly the politicians who are running things. This book is a short, sharp course in "Know your BS 101" (complete with pithy illustrations).

Cheshire_Cat Nov 18, 2015

Very interesting, clever book that explains the characteristic logical flaws in certain types of arguments.

Jun 06, 2015

I enjoyed reading this book, and I'll have to re-read it before I turn it back in because logic can be a twisty subject. My favorite illustration is the riff on "Alice in Wonderland" in which the little crane cannot have jam today, only every other day, and today is NOT every other day.


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