Logically Fallacious: The Ultimate Collection of Over 300 Logical Fallacies (Academic Edition)

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eBookIt.com, May 30, 2017 - Education - 360 pages

This book is a crash course in effective reasoning, meant to catapult you into a world where you start to see things how they really are, not how you think they are. The focus of this book is on logical fallacies, which loosely defined, are simply errors in reasoning. With the reading of each page, you can make significant improvements in the way you reason and make decisions.

Logically Fallacious is one of the most comprehensive collections of logical fallacies with all original examples and easy to understand descriptions, perfect for educators, debaters, or anyone who wants to improve his or her reasoning skills.

"Expose an irrational belief, keep a person rational for a day. Expose irrational thinking, keep a person rational for a lifetime." - Bo Bennett

This 2017 Edition includes dozens of more logical fallacies, over a hundred cognitive biases, practice lessons, and some common questions and answers.
 

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Contents

Being a SmartAss
Format and Style of this Book
Accent Fallacy
Accident Fallacy
Ad Fidentia
Ad Hoc Rescue
Ad Hominem Abusive
Ad Hominem Circumstantial
Ad Hominem Guilt by Association
Ad Hominem Tu quoque
Affirmative Conclusion from a Negative Premise
Affirming a Disjunct
Alleged Certainty
Affirming the Consequent
Alphabet Soup
Alternative Advance
Amazing Familiarity
Ambiguity Fallacy
Anonymous Authority
Appeal to Accomplishment
Appeal to Anger
Appeal to Authority
Appeal to Celebrity
Appeal to Closure
Appeal to Coincidence
Appeal to Common Belief
Appeal to Common Folk
Appeal to Common Sense
Appeal to Complexity
Appeal to Consequences
Appeal to Definition
Appeal to Desperation
Appeal to Equality
Appeal to Emotion
Appeal to Extremes
Appeal to Faith
Appeal to False Authority
Appeal to Fear
Appeal to Flattery
Appeal to Force
Appeal to Heaven
Appeal to Intuition
Appeal to Nature
Appeal to Normality
Appeal to Novelty
Appeal to Pity
Appeal to Popularity
Appeal to Possibility
Appeal to Ridicule
Appeal to Selfevident Truth
Appeal to Spite
Appeal to Stupidity
Appeal to the Law
Appeal to the Moon
Appeal to Tradition
Appeal to Trust
Argument by Emotive Language
Argument by Fast Talking
Argument by Gibberish
Argument by Personal Charm
Argument by Pigheadedness
Argument by Repetition
Argument by Selective Reading
Argument from Age
Argument from Fallacy
Argument from False Authority
Argument from Hearsay
Argument from Ignorance
Argument from Incredulity
Argument from Silence
Argument of the Beard
Argument to Moderation
Argument to the Purse
Avoiding the Issue
Base Rate Fallacy
Begging the Question
Biased Sample Fallacy
Blind Authority Fallacy
Broken Window Fallacy
Bulverism
Causal Reductionism
Cherry Picking
Circular Definition
Circular Reasoning
Commutation of Conditionals
Conflicting Conditions
Confusing an Explanation with an Excuse
Confusing Currently Unexplained with Unexplainable
Conjunction Fallacy
Conspiracy Theory
Contextomy
Definist Fallacy
Denying a Conjunct
Denying the Antecedent
Denying the Correlative
Disjunction Fallacy
Distinction Without a Difference
Double Standard
Ecological Fallacy
Etymological Fallacy
Equivocation
Exclusive Premises
Existential Fallacy
Extended Analogy
Failure to Elucidate
Fake Precision
Fallacy of the Undistributed Middle
Fallacy of Composition
Fallacy of Division
Fallacy of Every and All
Fallacy of Four Terms
Fallacy of Opposition
False Attribution
False Conversion
False Dilemma
False Effect
False Equivalence
Fantasy Projection
FarFetched Hypothesis
Faulty Comparison
Gadarene Swine Fallacy
Hot Hand Fallacy
Hypnotic Bait and Switch
Hypothesis Contrary to Fact
Identity Fallacy
IfByWhiskey
Illicit Contraposition
Illicit Major
Illicit Minor
Illicit Substitution of Identicals
Incomplete Comparison
Inconsistency
Inflation of Conflict
Insignificant Cause
Jumping to Conclusions
Just Because Fallacy
Just In Case Fallacy
Kettle Logic
Least Plausible Hypothesis
Limited Depth
Limited Scope
Logic Chopping
Ludic Fallacy
Lying with Statistics
Magical Thinking
McNamara Fallacy
Meaningless Question
Misleading Vividness
Missing Data Fallacy
Modal Scope Fallacy
Moralistic Fallacy
Moving the Goalposts
Multiple Comparisons Fallacy
Naturalistic Fallacy
Negating Antecedent and Consequent
Negative Conclusion from Affirmative Premises
Nirvana Fallacy
No True Scotsman
Non Sequitur
Notable Effort
Overextended Outrage
Oversimplified Cause Fallacy
Overwhelming Exception
PackageDeal Fallacy
Poisoning the Well
Political Correctness Fallacy
PostDesignation
Prejudicial Language
Proof by Intimidation
Proof Surrogate
Proving NonExistence
Psychogenetic Fallacy
QuantifierShift Fallacy
Quantum Physics Fallacy
Questionable Cause
Rationalization
Red Herring
Reductio ad Absurdum
Reductio ad Hitlerum
Regression Fallacy
Reification
Relative Privation
Retrogressive Causation
Righteousness Fallacy
Rights To Ought Fallacy
Scapegoating
SelfRighteousness Fallacy
Selective Attention
SelfSealing Argument
Shifting of the Burden of Proof
Shoehorning
Slippery Slope
Special Pleading
Spiritual Fallacy
Spin Doctoring
Spotlight Fallacy
Statement of Conversion
Stereotyping the fallacy
Stolen Concept Fallacy
Strawman Fallacy
Style Over Substance
Subjectivist Fallacy
Subverted Support
SunkCost Fallacy
Suppressed Correlative
Survivorship Fallacy
Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy
Tokenism
Traitorous Critic Fallacy
Two Wrongs Make a Right
TypeToken Fallacy
Unfalsifiability
Unwarranted Contrast
UseMention Error
Weak Analogy
Willed Ignorance
Wishful Thinking
Types of Lies
Top 25 Most Common Fallacies
Practice Identifying Fallacies
Practice Situation 2
Practice Situation 3
Practice Situation 4
Practice Situation 5
Practice Situation 6
Practice Situation 7
Practice Situation 8
Practice Situation 9
Practice Situation 10
Practice Situation 11
Questions and Answers
Is not the belief in the existence of a supernatural being God a logical fallacy?
How do I know if I am simply rehearsing my prejudices?
Is there such thing as a sexist fallacy?
Can fallacious detecting mode hamper creativity?
Is including the line just food for thought a legitimate way of making a bad argument? For example Just food for thought if foods were meant to b
There are some famous people who have mocked God and resulted in their untimely death To give just one example the designer of the Titanic said ...
Is it fallacious reasoning to reject a source as evidence for an argument because of a dislike or distrust of the source without looking at the valid
What is the main difference between the appeal to popularity and the appeal to common belief?
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Bo holds a PhD in social psychology, a master's degree in general psychology, and a bachelor's degree in marketing. Learn more about Bo at BoBennett.com.

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