Attacking Faulty Reasoning: A Practical Guide to Fallacy-Free Arguments
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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A Code of Intellectual Conduct
What Is an Argument?
What Is a Good Argument?
What Is a Fallacy?
Fallacies That Violate the Structural Criterion
Fallacies That Violate the Relevance Criterion
Fallacies That Violate the Acceptability Criterion
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