The thinker's guide to fallacies : the art of mental trickery and manipulation
- OCLC: ocn855235846
- ISBN: 9780944583272
- ISBN: 094458327X
56 pages ; 21 cm.
- Publisher: Dillon Beach, CA : Foundation for Critical Thinking, ©2012.
|Note:|| Cover title.
"Item #533m"--Page 4 of cover.
|Bibliography:||Includes bibliographical references.|
|Contents:||Truth and deception in the human mind -- Uncritical persons (intellectually unskilled thinkers) -- Skilled manipulators (weak-sense critical thinkers) -- Fair-minded critical persons (strong-sense critical thinkers) -- The concept of fallacies of thought -- Naming fallacies -- Mistakes versus fallacies -- There is no exhaustive list of fallacies -- Faulty generalizations -- Analyzing generalizations -- Post hoc generalizations -- Analogies and metaphors -- 44 foul ways to win an argument -- 44 foul ways to win an argument (chart) -- Fallacy detection: analyzing a speech from the past -- Fallacy detection: analyzing a current presidential speech -- Fallacy detection: analyzing a speech from a presidential candidate -- Avoid two extremes -- Conclusion: fallacies in an ideal (and in a real) world.|
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