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An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments - Ali Almossawi, Alejandro Giraldo
An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
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This book is aimed at newcomers to the field of logical reasoning, particularly those who, to borrow a phrase from Pascal, are so made that they understand best through visuals. I have selected a small set of common errors in reasoning and visualized them using memorable illustrations that are... show more
This book is aimed at newcomers to the field of logical reasoning, particularly those who, to borrow a phrase from Pascal, are so made that they understand best through visuals. I have selected a small set of common errors in reasoning and visualized them using memorable illustrations that are supplemented with lots of examples. The hope is that the reader will learn from these pages some of the most common pitfalls in arguments and be able to identify and avoid them in practice.

"I love this illustrated book of bad arguments. A flawless compendium of flaws."

-Prof. Alice Roberts, Anatomist, Presenter of the BBC's 'The Incredible Human Journey'


"A wonderfully digestible summary of the pitfalls and techniques of argumentation. I can't think of a better way to be taught or reintroduced to these fundamental notions of logical discourse. A delightful little book."

-Aaron Koblin, Creative Director of the Data Arts team at Google
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780989931205
Publisher: Ali Almossawi
Pages no: 64
Edition language: English
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
3.5 The Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
I enjoyed this concise collection of the types of logic failures so common in conversation and debate, and I found the explanations excellent (mostly) but I have to admit to finding the illustrations, skilful though they are, a bit obscure. Some worked, but others just failed to clearly illustrate ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.0
This short little book is a good look at some of the most common fallacies. It has good use of illustrations and does a very good job conveying the information.
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