Informal Logical Fallacies A Brief Guide

ISBN-10: 0761854339
ISBN-13: 9780761854333
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Description: This is a systematic and concise introduction to more than forty fallacies, from anthropomorphism and argumentum ad baculum, to reductionism and the slippery slope argument. With helpful definitions, relevant examples, and thought-provoking  More...

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/17/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 82
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

This is a systematic and concise introduction to more than forty fallacies, from anthropomorphism and argumentum ad baculum, to reductionism and the slippery slope argument. With helpful definitions, relevant examples, and thought-provoking exercises, the author guides the reader through the realms of fallacious reasoning and deceptive rhetoric.

Preface
Introduction
Linguistic Fallacies
Fallacy of division
Fallacy of composition
Vagueness
Equivocation
Weak analogy
Pseudo-Profundity
Fallacies of Omission
Bifurcation
False dilemma
Argumentum ad ignorantiam
Shifting the burden of proof
Straw argument
Reductionism
Perfectionist fallacy
Fallacy of the unknowable fact
Willed ignorance
Fallacies of Intrusion
Argumentum ad hominem, abusive
Argumentum ad hominem, circumstantial
Argumentum ad hominem, post mortem
Argumentum ad verecundiam
Argumentum ad baculum
Appeal to common knowledge
Genetic fallacy
Argumentum ad populum
Appeal to tradition
Tu quoque
Two wrongs make a right
Red herring
Argumentum ad crumenam
Argumentum ad misericordiam
Fallacies with Built-In Assumptions
Petitio principii
Complex question
Appeal to human nature
Is-Ought fallacy
Projection
Narcissist fallacy
Anthropomorphism
Subjectivist fallacy
Causal Fallacies
Fallacy of the false cause
Fallacy of the single cause
Post hoc ergo propter hoc
Slippery slope
Gambler's fallacy
Appeal to consequences
Five Argument Forms
Exercises
Characteristics of Critical Thinking
Glossary
Recommended Reading
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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