Have you ever felt like someone is wrong but you don't know why, or didn't know how to reply to them? Fantastic Fallacies is an introduction to flaws in logic and reason.With this book, you can learn where someone went wrong with their argument and learn how to respond to fallacious arguments.Fantastic Fallacies and Where to Find them is the first book in the Fantastic Fallacies series. It describes 50 of the most common logical fallacies, how to find them and how to refute them.Grab your favourite Fallacy on a tee from the DR Merch store here - https: //davidworley.teemill.com/collection/fallacy
Falsehoods, Misconceptions, Flawed Facts, and Half-Truths That Are Ruining Your Life
Author: Philip Ward
Long before Snopes.com and Wikipedia, The Book of Common Fallacies set out to debunk popular beliefs and set the record straight. By tracking down the facts and citing experts in a multitude of fields, Philip Ward points out the senseless ideas that we have come to accept as fact. Newly updated with today’s common misconceptions and available as a single-volume paperback for the first time, The Book of Common Fallacies exposes the truth behind hundreds of commonly held false beliefs.
Politics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era
Author: Richard Iton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Political Science
Prior to the 1960s, when African Americans had little access to formal political power, black popular culture was commonly seen as a means of forging community and effecting political change. But as Richard Iton shows, despite the changes politics, black artists have continued to play a significant role in the making of critical social spaces.
This volume gives a theoretical account of the problem of analyzing and evaluating argumentative discourse. After placing argumentation in a communicative perspective, and then discussing the fallacies that occur when certain rules of communication are violated, the authors offer an alternative to both the linguistically-inspired descriptive and logically-inspired normative approaches to argumentation. The authors characterize argumentation as a complex speech act in a critical discussion aimed at resolving a difference of opinion. The various stages of a critical discussion are outlined, and the communicative and interactional aspects of the speech acts performed in resolving a simple or complex dispute are discussed. After dealing with crucial aspects of analysis and linking the evaluation of argumentative discourse to the analysis, the authors identify the fallacies that can occur at various stages of discussion. Their general aim is to elucidate their own pragma- dialectical perspective on the analysis and evaluation of argumentative discourse, bringing together pragmatic insight concerning speech acts and dialectical insight concerning critical discussion.
If you are into the martial arts, self-defense and combative fields this is a book that explores the many myths, misconceptions, facts and fallacies surrounding the martial arts, self-defense and combatives. This is actually a two volume set but each one can stand alone. Volume two covers Facts and Fallacies about law enforcement and defensive tactics. This is just a small sample of the many questions you will find answers to in this manual: What martial art has the best punching techniques What martial art has the best throwing techniques What martial art has the best grappling techniques Can a black belt defeat any street fighter Are Asian instructors always the best teachers Are there any American martial arts masters Are all black belts experts in self-defense Do all martial arts really teach practical street wise self-defense This is a book for anyone interested in learning the truth and facts about the martial arts and self-defense."