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How to win every argument : the use and abuse of logic, Madsen Pirie

Label
How to win every argument : the use and abuse of logic
Title
How to win every argument
Title remainder
the use and abuse of logic
Statement of responsibility
Madsen Pirie
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 including new chapters on how to win arguments in writing, in the pub, with a friend, on Facebook and in 140 characters (on Twitter), Pirie provides the complete guide to triumphing in altercations ranging from the everyday to the downright serious. He identifies with devastating examples all the most common fallacies popularly used in argument. 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
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pirie, Madsen
Dewey number
165
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BC175
LC item number
.P573 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fallacies (Logic)
  • Popular philosophy
  • Philosophy: logic
  • Philosophy
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Fallacies (Logic)
Label
How to win every argument : the use and abuse of logic, Madsen Pirie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction; Acknowledgements; How to argue; What is an argument; How a successful argument should look; Oral arguments; Arguing in the media; Going beyond the logic; Abusive analogy; Accent; Accident; Affirming the consequent; Amphiboly; The analogical fallacy; Anecdotal argument; Antiquitam, argumentum ad; Apriorism; Baculum, argumentum ad; Bifurcation; Blinding with science; The bogus dilemma; Buzzwords; Circulus in probando; Collective guilt; The complex question (plurium interrogationum); Composition; Concealed quantification
  • Conclusion which denies premises; Contradictory premises; Crumenam, argumentum ad; Cum hoc ergo propter hoc; Damning the alternatives; Definitional retreat; In Denial; Denying the antecedent; Dicto simpliciter; Division; Emotional appeals; Equivocation; Ethical superiority; Every schoolboy knows; The exception that proves the rule; Exclusive premises; The existential fallacy; Ex-post-facto statistics; Extensional pruning; False conversion; False precision; The false zero sum game; The gambler's fallacy; The genetic fallacy; Half-concealed qualification; Hedging
  • Hominem (abusive), argumentum ad; Hominem (circumstantial), argumentum ad; Ignorantiam, argumentum ad; Ignoratio elenchi; Illicit process; Insulation from alternatives; Irrelevant humour; It's worth it if it saves lives; Lapidem, argumentum ad; Lazarum, argumentum ad; Loaded words; Misericordiam, argumentum ad; Nauseam, argumentum ad; Non-anticipation; Novitam, argumentum ad; Numeram, argumentum ad; Omitting the benefit; One-sided assessment; Petitio principii; Poisoning the well; Populum, argumentum ad; Positive conclusion from negative premise; Post hoc ergo propter hoc
  • Presentation over content; Quaternio terminorum; The red herring; Refuting the example; Reification; The runaway train; Secundum quid; Shifting ground; Shifting the burden of proof; The slippery slope; Special pleading; The straw man; Temperantiam, argumentum ad; Thatcher's blame; Trivial objections; Tu quoque; Unaccepted enthymemes; The undistributed middle; Unobtainable perfection; Verecundiam, argumentum ad; We must do something; Why wasn't it done already?; Wishful thinking; Classification of fallacies
Control code
928992253
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 222 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472526977
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
850992
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)928992253
Label
How to win every argument : the use and abuse of logic, Madsen Pirie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction; Acknowledgements; How to argue; What is an argument; How a successful argument should look; Oral arguments; Arguing in the media; Going beyond the logic; Abusive analogy; Accent; Accident; Affirming the consequent; Amphiboly; The analogical fallacy; Anecdotal argument; Antiquitam, argumentum ad; Apriorism; Baculum, argumentum ad; Bifurcation; Blinding with science; The bogus dilemma; Buzzwords; Circulus in probando; Collective guilt; The complex question (plurium interrogationum); Composition; Concealed quantification
  • Conclusion which denies premises; Contradictory premises; Crumenam, argumentum ad; Cum hoc ergo propter hoc; Damning the alternatives; Definitional retreat; In Denial; Denying the antecedent; Dicto simpliciter; Division; Emotional appeals; Equivocation; Ethical superiority; Every schoolboy knows; The exception that proves the rule; Exclusive premises; The existential fallacy; Ex-post-facto statistics; Extensional pruning; False conversion; False precision; The false zero sum game; The gambler's fallacy; The genetic fallacy; Half-concealed qualification; Hedging
  • Hominem (abusive), argumentum ad; Hominem (circumstantial), argumentum ad; Ignorantiam, argumentum ad; Ignoratio elenchi; Illicit process; Insulation from alternatives; Irrelevant humour; It's worth it if it saves lives; Lapidem, argumentum ad; Lazarum, argumentum ad; Loaded words; Misericordiam, argumentum ad; Nauseam, argumentum ad; Non-anticipation; Novitam, argumentum ad; Numeram, argumentum ad; Omitting the benefit; One-sided assessment; Petitio principii; Poisoning the well; Populum, argumentum ad; Positive conclusion from negative premise; Post hoc ergo propter hoc
  • Presentation over content; Quaternio terminorum; The red herring; Refuting the example; Reification; The runaway train; Secundum quid; Shifting ground; Shifting the burden of proof; The slippery slope; Special pleading; The straw man; Temperantiam, argumentum ad; Thatcher's blame; Trivial objections; Tu quoque; Unaccepted enthymemes; The undistributed middle; Unobtainable perfection; Verecundiam, argumentum ad; We must do something; Why wasn't it done already?; Wishful thinking; Classification of fallacies
Control code
928992253
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 222 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472526977
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
850992
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)928992253

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