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You've Got to Be Kidding! How Jokes Can Help You Think

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ISBN-10: 1405196653

ISBN-13: 9781405196659

Edition: 2009

Authors: Donald Capps, John Capps

List price: $126.75
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You′ve Got to Be Kidding!: How Jokes Can Help You Think focuses on a single, core issue at the heart of philosophy: our ability to think critically. The authors, a father and son team of distinguished professors, aren′t kidding around when they show us that jokes illustrate the various ways in which the thinking process goes awry. They argue that jokes ′work′ (we laugh) by invoking standards of rational thinking that are violated by the joke itself. They also reveal that many jokes assume certain fundamental ethical and moral truths, and what makes them amusing or funny is when of these truths is violated. The punch line, of course, is that jokes are an invaluable resource for…    
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Book details

List price: $126.75
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/15/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Size: 6.40" wide x 9.40" long x 0.74" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
Why Thinking Critically Is Important
Fallacies of Relevance
Fallacies of Evidence
Fallacies of Assumption
Critical Thinking and Objective Truth
References
Index