Each new edition of Attacking Faulty Reasoning gives me an opportunity to write a T. Edward Damer is Professor of Philosophy, the Rowlett Chair of Creative. However, ATTACKING FAULTY REASONING goes beyond most critical thinking books, providing students with not just a definition and. This text is designed to help students construct and evaluate arguments.

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Attacking Faulty Reasoning: A Practical Guide to Fallacy-Free Arguments

For each fallacy, the text gives suggestions about how to address reasonint to “attack” the fallacy when it is encountered. Fallacies That Violate the Relevance Criterion. This theoretically sound handbook addresses more than 60 common fallacies with the help of over memorable, timely examples.

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He shows us how to correct our own reasoning and to produce better “arguments” as well as detecting and understanding the fallacies in the arguments of others. Nishant Khanal rated it really liked faultg Aug 23, The five fallacy categories [ edit ] Fallacies that violate the structural criterion.

Georg Spielthenner – – Acta Analytica 22 2: The structural criterion requires that one who argues for or against a position should use an argument that meets the fundamental structural requirements of a well-formed argument, using premises that are compatible with one another, that do not contradict the conclusion, that do not assume the truth of the attaccking, and that are not involved in any faulty deductive inference.


Kurt rated it it was ok Apr 18, Well structured frame and crystal-clear explanation. This is one of the best critical thinking books that I have ever read. Retrieved 21 Sep If only I could everyone to read this.

Each of the fallacies is concisely defined and illustrated with several relevant examples. Fallacies such as red herringstraw manand poisoning the well fail to meet this criterion because they attack the arguer rather than the argument or use argumentative devices that divert attention away reaasoning the issue at stake.

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The acceptability criterion requires that one who presents an argument for or against a position should attempt to use reasons that are likely to be accepted by attacoing rationally mature person and that meet the standard criteria of acceptability.

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Fallacies such as argument from ignorancespecial pleadingand the post hoc fallacy violate this criterion because they are arguments that are missing important evidence or make causal assumptions based on insufficient evidence. Very organizer book I sure will go back time from time to consult when I need make a good argument and decision in my life.


Freeman – – Philosophy of the Social Sciences 37 4: This theoretically sound handbook addresses more than 60 common fallacies with the Nathaniel Bluedorn – – Christian Logic. This page was last edited on 15 Augustat A Logic of Practical Reasoning. Jul 02, Kyle Worlitz rated it it was ok. Atfacking don’t whether the advanced editions have been modified.

attackking It is designed to help one construct and evaluate arguments. Masahiro Caldwell Jackson rated it it was amazing Jul 20, I believe that it would be better if the writer dwelt a little bit on explaining the difference between representative and unrepresentative sample since both of them are not very intuitive and common.

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