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

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Axios Press, 2007 - Philosophy - 245 pages
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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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User 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

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 (2007)

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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