Nonsense: Red Herrings, Straw Men, and Sacred Cows : how We Abuse Logic in Our Everyday Language

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Axios Press, Jun 1, 2006 - Philosophy - 245 pages
7 Reviews
Nonsense is the best compilation and study of verbal logical fallacies available anywhere. It is a handbook of the myriad ways we go about being illogical how we deceive others and ourselves, how we think and argue in ways that are disorderly, disorganized, or irrelevant. Nonsense is also a short course in nonmathematical logical thinking, especially important for students of philosophy and economics. A book of remarkable scholarship, Nonsense is unexpectedly relaxed, informal, and accessible."
  

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Review: Nonsense: Red Herrings, Straw Men and Sacred Cows: How We Abuse Logic in Our Everyday Language

User Review  - Michael Robinson - Goodreads

This book is a fun, educational and easy to read guide on the different types of propaganda and logical fallacies. Highly recommend especially if you follow commentary by talking heads on the news and ... Read full review

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User Review  - chriszodrow - LibraryThing

Eminently readable, crystalline explanations and examples. Very good. Read full review

Contents

Three
21
Five
45
Seven
79
Eight
91
Nine
109
Eleven
139
Twelve
153
Thirteen
163
Fourteen
173
Fifteen
183
Sixteen
199
Seventeen
219
Bibliography
231
Index
237
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About the author (2006)

Robert Gula was educated at Colby College and Harvard University and taught a course on logic among many other subjects at the Groton School in Massachusetts. He authored or coauthored sixteen books in addition to NONSENSE.

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