Nonsense: Red Herrings, Straw Men and Sacred Cows: How We Abuse Logic in Our Everyday Language
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TheBooknerd - LibraryThing
As the title suggests, this is an entire book dedicated to fallacies of argument and logic. It's a slim little volume, fairly inexpensive and doesn't take up a lot of space. Therefore, I highly ... Read full review
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Eminently readable, crystalline explanations and examples. Very good. Read full review
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Nonsense: Red Herrings, Straw Men and Sacred Cows: How We Abuse Logic in Our ...
Robert J. Gula
No preview available - 2018