Thinking from A to Z

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Philosophy - 150 pages

What is 'Humpty-Dumptying'? Do 'arguments from analogy' ever stand up? How do I know when someone is using 'Weasel words?' What is a 'Politician's answer?' What's the difference between a 'Red Herring' and a 'Straw Man?'

This superb book, now in its third edition, will help anyone who wants to argue well and think critically. Using witty and topical examples, this fully-updated new edition has many new entries including:

  • Charity, principle of
  • Lawyer's Answer
  • Least Worst Option
  • Stonewalling
  • Sunk-Cost Fallacy
  • Tautology
  • Truism
  • Weasel Words
  • 'You Would Say That Wouldn't You'

Thinking From A to Z may not help you win every argument, but it will definitely give you the power to tell a good one from a bad one.

 

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Thinking from A to Z
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