Thinking from A to Z
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Thinking from A to Z

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What is 'humpty-dumptying'? Do 'arguments from analogy' ever stand up? How do I know when someone is using 'weasel words'? What's the difference between a 'red herring' and a 'straw man'? This superb book, now in its third edition, will help anyone who wants to argue well and think critically. Using witty and topical examples, this fully-updated edition includes many new entries and updates the whole text. New entries include: * Principle of Charity * Lawyer's Answer * Least Worst Option * Poisoning the Well * Sentimentality * Sunk Cost Fallacy * Weasel Words *'You would say that wouldn't you'. Thinking from A to Z may not help you win every argument, but it will definitely give you the power to tell a good one from a bad one.show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 120 x 166 x 16mm | 158.76g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0415433711
  • 9780415433716
  • 58,359

About Nigel Warburton

Nigel Warburton is Senior Lecturer at The Open University and a bestselling author. His other books include Philosophy: The Basics, fourth edition, Philosophy: The Classics, third edition, Philosophy: The Essential Study Guide, The Art Question and Freedom, all published by Routledge.show more

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