Dec 13, Preston Pierson rated it liked it Very good source of information, and had some genuinely awesome insights. It was, however, a bit too dry, and often read like a highly structured textbook, which made it difficult to read for longer than 10 minutes at a time. It looked interesting, so I picked it up. I study logic and philosophy, and teach it to homeschool kids, so I thought this might be a book that illustrates these fallacies in an entertaining way. Let me give an example from his section "Conclusion which denies premises" on pp. It starts by maintaining that certain things must be true, and ends up with a conclusion which flatly contradicts them.

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Tell others about this book Lorem About How to Win Every Argument In the second edition of this witty and infectious book, Madsen Pirie builds upon his guide to using - and indeed abusing - logic in order to win arguments.

By including new chapters on how to win arguments in writing, in the pub, with a friend, on Facebook and in characters on Twitter , Pirie provides the complete guide to triumphing in altercations ranging from the everyday to the downright serious. He identifies with devastating examples all the most common fallacies popularly used in argument. We all like to think of ourselves as clear-headed and logical - but all readers will find in this book fallacies of which they themselves are guilty.

The author shows you how to simultaneously strengthen your own thinking and identify the weaknesses in other people arguments. And, more mischievously, Pirie also shows how to be deliberately illogical - and get away with it. This book will make you maddeningly smart: your family, friends and opponents will all wish that you had never read it.

We recommend that you arm yourself with it whilst keeping out of the hands of others. Only buy this book as a gift if you are sure that you can trust the recipient. Table of contents 1. What is an Argument 2. What does a Successful Argument Look Like?

What counts as Evidence? Oral Arguments a arguing with a friend b arguing in a group c arguing in a formal debate d Presenting your case in a meeting 5. Written Arguments a arguing in a letter, article of newspaper b arguing on the internet c how to argue on facebook d winning an argument in characters arguing on twitter 79 A-Z entries, including:.


How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic



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