Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The Thinker's Guide to Fallacies introduces the concept of mental trickery and shows readers how to discern and see through forty-four different types of fallacies. Focusing on how human self-deception and manipulation lie behind fallacies, this guide builds reasoning skills and promotes fairminded, logical thought, discussions, and debate. As part of the Thinker's Guide Library, this book advances the mission of the Foundation for Critical Thinking to promote fair-minded critical societies through cultivating essential intellectual abilities and virtues across every field of study across world.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Linda Elder. A study of logical fallacies. Get A Copy. Paperback , 58 pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 6. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Thinker's Guide to Fallacies , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Thinker's Guide to Fallacies.
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Aug 13, Talie rated it did not like it Shelves: philosophy. View 2 comments. Jun 09, Hiep rated it really liked it Shelves: psychology , must-read , philosophy. Good book to discover the truth behind manipulative behavior. What is behind those people and what they feel about their corruptive attitude toward society.
Jan 18, Joshua Lawson rated it really liked it. View 1 comment. Dec 26, Paul rated it it was amazing Shelves: best-of-the-best. Probably a book I should read once a year - a very insightful and short read that lists and explains all the ways one can be deceived via fallacies. After reading the book I found myself critiquing the nightly newscast as I listened to the lines they were reading as part of the broadcast. The last section of the book, and perhaps the best part, has several speeches.
The practical exercise is to read the speech and identify the fallacies being employed. Very interesting and a bit disturbing. Ke Probably a book I should read once a year - a very insightful and short read that lists and explains all the ways one can be deceived via fallacies. Key passages are below: - Every culture and society sees itself as special and as justified in all of its basic beliefs and practices.
They like sweeping absolutes. They want clear and simple choices. Talk Double Talk we often do what we accuse our opponents of doing. But of course we don't want to admit it because that would hurt our cause. In double talk we use a positive word or phrase when we do something and a negative word when our opponents do precisely the same thing We are clever; you are cunning. We support freedom fighters; you support terrorists We strategically withdraw; you retreat. We are religious; you are fanatic.
We are determined; you are pig-headed. Jan 18, Amin Salarkia rated it really liked it. The book changed my Thinking method in many subjects Especially politics. Also it changed my point of view to the society. Very useful in the every day life. But there is a problem with it, I think many important contents and many mentioned fallacies may get forgotten and it's very bad.
Some parts are tricky to read, but the information is good. I have worked in a related field and currently teach argumentation and persuasion. Many of the persuasive elements border on the fallacies which are listed in this book.
Nov 27, T Patrick added it. For people who think or want to! Waste of paper; even the print layout was bad.
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Books by Richard Paul. As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of young ad Read more Trivia About The Thinker's Gui No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from The Thinker's Gui They are unreflective thinkers.
Their minds are products of social and personal forces they neither understand, control, nor concern themselves with. Their personal beliefs are often based in prejudices. Their thinking is largely comprised of stereotypes, caricatures, oversimplifications, sweeping generalizations, illusions, delusions, rationalizations, false dilemmas, and begged questions.
The Thinker's Guide to Fallacies: The Art of Mental Trickery and Manipulation
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The Thinker's Guide to Fallacies
Focusing on how human self-deception, mental trickery, and manipulation lie behind fallacies, this guide builds reasoning skills and promotes fairminded, logical thought, discussions and debate. The study of fallacies can be pursued in at least two different ways. It can be approached traditionally: in which case one defines, explains, and exemplifies ways in which unsound arguments can be made to appear sound. Or it can be approached deeply, in which case one relates the construction of fallacies to the pursuit of human interests and irrational desires. Using the first approach, students gain little by memorizing the names and definitions of fallacies. They soon forget them. Their minds are left largely untouched and therefore unmoved.
Add to GoodReads. The Thinker's Guide to Fallacies. Focusing on how human self-deception and manipulation lie behind fallacies, this guide builds reasoning skills and promotes fairminded, logical thought, discussions, and debate. Series: Thinker's Guide Library. Richard Paul was a leading proponent of critical thinking and, through his work and legacy, remains a distinguished thinker in the field. He developed concepts, principles, and theory essential to a robust and fairminded conception of critical thinking.