Attacking Faulty Reasoning: A Practical Guide to Fallacy-Free Arguments

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Cengage Learning, Feb 21, 2008 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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Help your students hone their critical thinking and refine their rational and argumentative discussion skills with the sixth edition of Damer's ATTACKING FAULTY REASONING: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO FALLACY-FREE ARGUMENTS. This theoretically sound handbook addresses more than 60 common fallacies with the help of over 200 memorable, timely examples. Students learn to construct, deliver, and logically evaluate arguments with more than 350 proven exercises and practice opportunities, making this an ideal resource on its own or as a complement to your other critical thinking or introduction to philosophy texts.
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Contents

Introduction
1
A Code of Intellectual Conduct
5
What Is an Argument?
13
What Is a Good Argument?
30
What Is a Fallacy?
51
Fallacies That Violate the Structural Criterion
62
Fallacies That Violate the Relevance Criterion
92
Fallacies That Violate the Acceptability Criterion
120
Fallacies That Violate the Sufficiency Criterion
160
Fallacies That Violate the Rebuttal Criterion
193
Writing the Argumentative Essay
216
Glossary of Fallacies
224
Answers to Selected Assignments
229
Index
239
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About the author (2008)

T. Edward Damer received his Ph.D. from Boston University and currently teaches at Emory and Henry College.

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