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    DescriptionIn this witty and infectious book, Madsen Pirie provides a complete guide to using - and indeed abusing - logic in order to win arguments. 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. The author shows you how to simultaneously strengthen your own thinking and identify the weaknesses in other people's arguments. And, more mischievously, Pirie also shows how to be deliberately illogical - and get away with it. This book will make you maddeningly smart: your family, friends and opponents will all wish that you had never read it.


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    Title
    How to Win Every Argument
    Subtitle
    The Use and Abuse of Logic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Madsen Pirie
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780826498946
    ISBN 10: 0826498949
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BIC subject category V2: HPL
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    LC classification: BD
    BISAC V2.8: LAN015000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: PHI011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14870
    DC22: 165
    Abridged Dewey: 165
    Thema V1.0: CFG, QDTL
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
    Publication date
    01 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    MADSEN PIRIE is President of the Adam Smith Institute and author of numerous books including Boost Your IQ and The Sherlock Holmes IQ Book. He was formerly Distinguished Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Logic at Hillsdale College, Michigan, USA.
    Review quote
    "'an entertaining...idea' Nottingham Evening Post, 29/07/2006 'Armed with this book, we can go fearlessly into verbal combat...knowing how to muster our arguments and showing the fallacies in theirs...make a space for this on your shelves too. You never know when you may need it.' DMJ, The Ark, Spring 2007"
    Table of contents
    79 A-Z entries, including:; Abusive analogy; Blinding with science; The complex question; Damning the alternatives; Exclusive premises; The gambler's fallacy; Hedging; Irrelevant humour; Loaded words; The red herring; Shifting ground; Trivial objections; Wishful thinking.