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

Kyleigh Moyer rated it it was ok Aug 16, Ali Atttacking rated it it was amazing Jun 25, 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.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Request removal from index. Retrieved 21 Sep Be the first to ask a question about Attacking Faulty Reasoning. The only issue is now when I watch the news or debate with friends I am constantly frustrated by their use of faulty logic.

Fallacies That Violate the Acceptability Criterion. Tarah rated it it was amazing May 21, Find it on Scholar. Jason rated it liked it Jul 07, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Georg Spielthenner – – Acta Analytica 22 2: Fallacies That Violate the Relevance Criterion. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Faulyt that violate the acceptability criterion.


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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. 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 a rationally mature person and that meet the standard criteria of acceptability.

Selected pages Title Page. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This one skill is reinforced on every page of the text, from the first three chapters that focus on the criteria reqsoning a good argument, through the four major chapters dsmer the fallacies or ways that arguments can go wrong.

Stephen Kelley rated it it was ok Aug 27, Jul 02, Kyle Worlitz rated it it was ok. Freeman – – Philosophy of the Social Sciences 37 4: Each fallacy falls into at least one of Damer’s five fallacy categories, which derive from the above criteria. Sign in Create an falty.

An Introduction to Critical Thinking. Every chapter explains the fallacies with useful and daily examples, and it ends with good exercises. Fallacies such as equivocationfallacy of divisionand wishful thinking are unacceptable because they are based on linguistic confusion or involve unacceptable assumptions.

Open Preview See a Problem? Each of the fallacies is concisely defined and illustrated with several relevant examples.

Retrieved from ” https: Chester Mallory rated it it was daamer Jun 06, It Teaches about the proper way to debate and what arguements are considered ‘faulty logic’. Mar 16, Uniqunion added it. Kurt rated it it was ok Apr 18, Cengage LearningJan 13, – Education – pages.

A Logic of Practical Reasoning. 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. The problem is exacerbated in that most of his examples using these groups or ideas are based on the most uncharitable, and ridiculous construals of what they have argued or what their position on matters really is.


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Science Logic and Mathematics. 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.

I used the 2nd edition of the book which was freely available for me.

This book is great, have good examples, e great start of the beginner but it cover all to the advanced thinker. 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.

He shows us how to correct our own reasoning afulty to produce better “arguments” as well as detecting and u Damer’s outstanding book is suitably subtitled “A Practical Guide to Damerr Arguments. What is an Argument? The emphasis is on resolving issues rather than pointing out flaws in faukty.

Edward Damer Limited preview – Edward Damer that has been used for many years in a number of college courses on logiccritical thinkingargumentationand philosophy.