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An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments (edition 2014)

by Ali Almossawi (Author), Alejandro Giraldo (Illustrator)

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Title:An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
Authors:Ali Almossawi (Author)
Other authors:Alejandro Giraldo (Illustrator)
Info:The Experiment (2014), 64 pages
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I enjoyed the illustrations and explanations. There were examples given, though they could have been a little more in depth. I just regret that it ended so quickly. ( )
  Pamela_SC | May 24, 2017 |
A brief, surface overview of bad argument types, ad hominum and false dilemma to straw men and post hoc ergo propter hoc. It is a nice, simple overview, but it is the cartoons accompanying each bad argument type that makes this book fun. ( )
  bness2 | May 23, 2017 |
"Wonderfully digestible...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, Google's Data Arts team
  cs13j | May 21, 2017 |
A very fun, quick, breezy look through arguments and their fallacies. Helpful for many of a younger generation to get into better reading and understanding arguments and how to defend/counter against them. ( )
  BenKline | May 14, 2017 |
The idea of a simplified book of critical thinking has merit, but the promise of this book was not achieved. A quick read, partially because there is very little substance, marred by the fact that some of the examples he used were weak, and in some cases could arguably said to be inaccurate (particularly the one he used for ad hominem, which bears little resemblance to most of the ad hominem arguments typically being made). I had hoped to use this for my students, but it is not sufficient nor accurate enough to include on their list. Avoid this, and read one of the many better books on the topic. ( )
  Devil_llama | May 10, 2017 |
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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 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.

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