Crimes Against Logic: Exposing the Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and Other Serial Offenders

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2005 - 157 páginas

Uncover the truth under all the BS

In the daily battle for our hearts and minds--not to mention our hard-earned cash--the truth is usually the first casualty. It's time we learned how to see through the rhetoric, faulty reasoning, and misinformation that we're subjected to from morning to night by talk-radio hosts, op-ed columnists, advertisers, self-help gurus, business "thinkers," and, of course, politicians. And no one is better equipped to show us how than award-winning philosopher Jamie Whyte.

In Crimes Against Logic Whyte take us on a fast-paced, ruthlessly funny romp through the mulligan stew of can, folderol, and bogus logic served up in the media, at the office, and even in your own home. Applying his laserlike wit to dozens of timely examples, Whyte cuts through the haze of facts, figures, and double-talk and gets at the real truth behind what they're telling us.

"An incisive philosopher."
--Sunday Telegraph

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Although this book is helpful in understanding some common logical fallacies, the author has his own biases that he brings to the table. For example, he considers something such as calling the Trinity ... Leer comentario completo

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Crítica de los usuarios  - Razinha - LibraryThing

This is another pretty good book on logical fallacies. The author does use a lot of dated, cultural, and geographical references to make his point, but the points are valid irrespective of the ... Leer comentario completo

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Motives
11
Prejudice in Fancy Dress
31
Shut Up
51
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The Importance of Civility
T. S. Bogorad
Vista previa limitada - 2006

Acerca del autor (2005)

Jamie Whyte (London, England) is a past lecturer of philosophy at Cambridge University and winner of Analysis journal's prestigious prize for the best article by a philosopher under 30.

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