How to Win Every. Argument. The Use and Abuse of Logic. Madsen Pirie . behind the argument and the evidence, fallacies can add enough weight to carry . In the second edition of this witty and infectious book, Madsen Pirie builds upon his guide to using – and indeed abusing – logic in order to win arguments. By. When a book makes a promise on its cover, call me old fashioned but I’m kinda expecting it to deliver on this. So How to Win Every Argument has me thinking.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Maybe only football players each chocolate, while cheerleaders prefer salad or, more likely, cake. The Use and Abuse of Logic is not poorly written, but the alphabetical listing of logical fallacies is far from the best way to introduce someone to the underpinnings of logic.

It is the same as someone trying to read a dictionary from beginning to end, it does not make sense. It consists of a list of logical fallacies in alphabetical order, which can be admittedly a little dry.

Learn to use the former and spot and disprove the latter, and you will be victorious. The Pitchfork of Destiny Jack Heckel 63 kr. All in all though, most of the fallacies are pretty obvious and I didn’t find the book particularly insightful.

Again, a different argument from the one Pirie outlined in his book. A good fighter needs a good fight to improve himself, and so is a good debater.

Alice’s Nightmare in Amdsen Jonathan Green kr. Mostly an expanded list of latin arguments interspersed with examples and snarky commentary by the author. You can read it lightly, you can read it slowly to let them all seep down inside: We all like to think of ourselves as clear-headed and logical – but all readers will find in this book fallacies of which they themselves are guilty. In the second edition of this witty and infectious book, Madsen Pirie builds upon his guide to using – and indeed abusing – logic in order to win arguments.

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Now, he goes on to say that while Liberals use to be the home of argumentum ad novitam, curiously he argues that it now makes it home among Conservatives which is news to me, since conservatives literally want to conserve the status quo.

I believe this work should be read before any other book – as soon as possible in life. The examples are very madwen and the advice on how to use each fallacy to your advantage quite humurous.

Each fallacy is described with examples and things to look out for when they are being committed. The idea is a good one and, although I like to think I can recognize many of the most egregious logical fallacies most commonly gow, th A straightforward and entry level discussion of the main logical fallacies that one may come across will come across in debate and more importantly perhaps, every day discourse. Some fallacies which he explained are really technincal and quite to grasp, while others are commonly practiced in our everyday experience The content of the book is good.

There is a short illustration of the groupings of the fallacies at the end of the book, but that makes it inconvenient to refer to everytime I arrive at every fallacy.

It trains you into looking for fallacies often used in arguments, and it also gives tips and tricks on how you might pull such fallacy off with flying colors.

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I found it unfortunate that th A great beginners guide to understanding, recognizing and unfortunately using some of the most common types of logical fallacies. As all cheerleaders are only some athletes nothing can be truly deduced though for the avoidance of doubt, we do eat chocolate, often with photographic evidence, as part of a highly important Cheerleaders Against Anorexia campaign.

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Sep 03, Jerry Smith rated it liked it Shelves: It starts by maintaining that certain things must be true, and ends up with a conclusion which flatly contradicts them. The second argument is the Contingency Argument. In the wrong hands this book is dangerous.

I was disappointed in this book. Some interesting stuff, but not enough justify slogging through this rather difficult read.

The back description of this book calls it “witty” and “infectious” but I wouldn’t go so far to use those words.

Dec 13, Preston Pierson rated it liked it. Not everything is value for money. To them, the universe existing forever was a valid possibility much less valid now.

How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic

Aquinas does defend a similar argument as does Aristotle, but I’m less familiar with his versionan Argument from Motion. This is the same blunder that Richard Dawkins fell into with his book The God Delusion the jow that made atheist philosopher Michael Ruse “ashamed to be an atheist”maxsen that Dawkins at least has the excuse that he’s not a trained philosopher.

You might want to re-read it a few times though if you don’t have someone to spare with. Additionally, while this book seems to aim at beginners, the lack of precise definitions for topics that pop up repeatedly through the different logical fallacies cause greater confusion than is necessary.

Madsen Pirie managed to explain the different fallacies commonly found in arguments do the the soundness of the logic contained.

If the author was dead set on having an alphabetical organization to this book the very least he could have done would have been to include an introduction explaining such concepts in advance.