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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History of Western Philosophy. Published June 14th atatcking Wadsworth Publishing Company first published A decent introduction to informal fallacies. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He shows us how to correct our own reasoning and to produce better “arguments” as well as detecting and u Damer’s outstanding book is suitably subtitled “A Practical Guide to Fallacy-Free Arguments.

Each fallacy falls into at least one of Damer’s five fallacy categories, which derive from the above criteria. An Introduction to Analytical Reading and Reasoning. The rebuttal criterion requires that one who presents an argument for or against a position should attempt to provide an effective rebuttal to all serious challenges to the argument or the position it supports and to the strongest arguments for viable alternative positions. To see what erasoning friends thought of this book, please xamer up.

The Art of Deception: To ask other readers questions about Attacking Faulty Reasoningplease sign up. Fallacies such as equivocationfallacy of divisionand wishful thinking are unacceptable because they are based on linguistic confusion or involve unacceptable assumptions.

Answers are given to select exercises for each chapter in the book – a bonus for autodidacts. Refresh and try again. A Constructive Approach to Atacking Thinking. No trivia or quizzes yet.


Selected pages Title Page. Lists with This Book. Atttacking removal from index. Chester Mallory rated it it was amazing Jun 06, Freeman – – Philosophy of the Social Sciences 37 4: This unique feature along with the book’s brevity making it an ideal resource on its own or as a complement to another critical thinking or introduction to philosophy texts.

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

One could wish for examples from all points of view rather than using conservatives and theists are his examples, particularly since the arguments he attacks for those points of view are not genuinely held by any but the uninformed and unlearned.

Nathaniel Bluedorn – – Christian Logic. Retrieved from ” https: Fallacies That Violate the Rebuttal Criterion. Donna Hughes rated it it was amazing Apr 01, May 06, Mat rated it really liked it.

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The overriding purpose of the text is to help the students recognize when they construct or encounter a good or successful argument of a particular action or belief.


Kurt rated it it was ok Apr 18, Every chapter explains the fallacies with useful and daily examples, and it ends with good exercises. Edward Damer that has been used for many years in a number of college courses on logiccritical thinkingargumentationand philosophy. This book is great, have good examples, e great start of the beginner but it cover all to the advanced thinker.

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This theoretically sound handbook addresses more than 60 common fallacies with the help of over memorable, timely examples. A Code of Intellectual Conduct. Ali Almossawi rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Fallacies that violate the relevance criterion.

I used the 2nd edition of the book which was freely available for me. Attacking Faulty Reasoning T. A Logic of Practical Reasoning. 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 from the issue at stake.

Fallacies such as appeal to traditionappeal to reasnoingor genetic fallacy fail to meet the argumentative demands of relevance.

Aug 08, Neowuf rated it it was amazing. The five fallacy categories [ edit ] Fallacies that violate the structural criterion.