Bummer, I didn't expect a list of fallacies from the title. It felt like reading a long Wikipedia article. The author seasons each example with some dry humor but at times it makes me wonder if he's a douchebag, like when he mentions stupidity as a cause of supporting nuclear disarment. He also seems the only one who thought the plural of cum hoc is "cum hoes".
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Please note that this product is not available for purchase from Bloomsbury. Publisher's warning: In the wrong hands this book is dangerous. We recommend that you arm yourself with it whilst keeping it out of the hands of others. Only buy this book as a gift if you are sure that you can trust the recipient. In this witty and infectious book, Madsen Pirie provides a complete guide to using-and indeed abusing-logic in order to win arguments.
He identifies with devastating examples all the most common fallacies popularly used in arguments. 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.
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How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic
Qty :. 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.
How to Win Every Argument : The Use and Abuse of Logic
This is a wonderful and easy to use guide fro understanding logical fallacies. Truly, a great weapon for knowing how to win any argument. Could be difficult for the average person to read. Madsen Pirie.
How to Win Every Argument
Share on:. I was expecting the sort of hints and tips one could use to argue successfully that the Earth is flat, chocolate is a vegetable cocoa is a plant and Cheerleaders should rule the world. Instead, this book surprised me with or so different premises for arguments, some of which are good, others of which are somewhat lacking in logic. Learn to use the former and spot and disprove the latter, and you will be victorious.