Thinking From A to Z

Thinking From A to Z

Book - 2007 | 3rd ed.
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What is 'humpty-dumptying'? Do 'arguments from analogy' ever stand up? How do I know when someone is using 'weasel words'? What's the difference between a 'red herring' and a 'straw man'?

This superb book, now in its third edition, will help anyone who wants to argue well and think critically. Using witty and topical examples, this fully-updated edition includes many new entries and updates the whole text. New entries include:

Principle of Charity Lawyer's Answer Least Worst Option Poisoning the Well Sentimentality Sunk Cost Fallacy Weasel Words 'You would say that wouldn't you'.

Thinking from A to Zmay not help you win every argument, but it will definitely give you the power to tell a good one from a bad one.

Publisher: London : Routledge, 2007.
Edition: 3rd ed.
ISBN: 9780415433716
Branch Call Number: 168 W255
Characteristics: xii, 164 p.


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Aug 01, 2018

What fun:
My favorite is that there is a correlation between small feet and smaller vocabularies- because children usually have smaller feet than adults!
I like that the author uses difficult issues to illustrate his points.
Excellent book.

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