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Informal logical fallacies a brief guide

Jacob E. Van Vleet


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  • Title:
    Informal logical fallacies a brief guide
  • Author: Jacob E. Van Vleet
  • Description: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; Chapter One: Linguistic Fallacies; 1.1 Fallacy of division; 1.2 Fallacy of composition; 1.3 Vagueness; 1.4 Equivocation; 1.5 Weak analogy; 1.6 Pseudo-Profundity; Chapter Two: Fallacies of Omission; 2.1 Bifurcation; 2.2 False dilemma; 2.3 Argumentum ad ignorantiam; 2.4 Shifting the burden of proof; 2.5 Straw argument; 2.6 Reductionism; 2.7 Perfectionist fallacy; 2.8 Fallacy of the unknowable fact; 2.9 Willed ignorance; Chapter Three: Fallacies of Intrusion; 3.1 Argumentum ad hominem, abusive
    3.2 Argumentum ad hominem, circumstantial 3.3 Argumentum ad hominem, post mortem; 3.4 Argumentum ad verecundiam; 3.5 Argumentum ad baculum; 3.6 Appeal to common knowledge; 3.7 Genetic fallacy; 3.8 Argumentum ad populum; 3.9 Appeal to tradition; 3.10 Tu Quoque; 3.11 Two wrongs make a right; 3.12 Red herring; 3.13 Argumentum ad crumenam; 3.14 Argumentum ad misericordiam; Chapter Four: Fallacies with Built-In Assumptions; 4.1 Petitio principii; 4.2 Complex question; 4.3 Appeal to human nature; 4.4 Is-Ought fallacy; 4.5 Projection; 4.6 Narcissist fallacy; 4.7 Anthropomorphism
    4.8 Subjectivist fallacy Chapter Five: Causal Fallacies; 5.1 Fallacy of the false cause; 5.2 Fallacy of the single cause; 5.3 Post hoc ergo propter hoc; 5.4 Slippery slope; 5.5 Gambler's fallacy; 5.6 Appeal to consequences; Appendix 1: Five Argument Forms; Appendix II: Exercises; Appendix III: Characteristics of Critical Thinking; Glossary; Recommended Reading; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
    This is a systematic and concise introduction to more than forty fallacies, from anthropomorphism and argumentum ad baculum, to reductionism and the slippery slope argument. With helpful definitions, relevant examples, and thought-provoking exercises, the author guides the reader through the realms of fallacious reasoning and deceptive rhetoric.
  • Publication Date: c2011
  • Publisher: Lanham, MD : University Press of America
  • Format: 1 online resource (82 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 9786613912411;ISBN 1-283-59996-1;ISBN 0-7618-5434-7
  • Subjects: Fallacies (Logic); Critical thinking; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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