Jump to navigation Jump to search Attacking Faulty Reasoning  is a textbook on logical fallacies by T. Edward Damer that has been used for many years in a number of college courses on logic , critical thinking , argumentation , and philosophy. It explains 60 of the most commonly committed fallacies. Each of the fallacies is concisely defined and illustrated with several relevant examples. For each fallacy, the text gives suggestions about how to address or to "attack" the fallacy when it is encountered.
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It is now in its 7th edition though the copyright page says ! Using common, everyday situations and conversations, Damer explores and exposes the fallacy-ridden thinking to which we all fall prey. He shows us how to correct our own reasoning and to produce better "arguments" as well as detecting and understanding the fallacies in the arguments of others. One could wish for examples from all points of view rather than using conservatives and theists are his examples, particularly since the arguments he attacks for those points of view are not genuinely held by any but the uninformed and unlearned.
Answers are given to select exercises for each chapter in the book - a bonus for autodidacts. The only issue is now when I watch the news or debate with friends I am constantly frustrated by their use of faulty logic.
If only I could everyone to read this. Feb 21, Alberonymartinez rated it liked it Como bien lo describe el autor de texto, T. Lo que proporciona este libro a lector, y mas que al lector, a los estudiantes, objetivo primordial, es perfeccionar su pensamiento critico y Como bien lo describe el autor de texto, T. Tabla de contenido.
Attacking Faulty Reasoning: A Practical Guide to Fallacy-Free Arguments