An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
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An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

By Ali Almossawi
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Book Description

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.


Read it online at bookofbadarguments.com.

Table of Contents
  • copyright
  • Who is this book for?
  • Preface
  • Logical Fallacies
  • Argument from Consequences
  • Straw Man
  • Appeal to Irrelevant Authority
  • Equivocation
  • False Dilemma
  • Not a Cause for a Cause
  • Appeal to Fear
  • Hasty Generalization
  • Appeal to Ignorance
  • No True Scotsman
  • Genetic Fallacy
  • Guilt by Association
  • Affirming the Consequent
  • Appeal to Hypocrisy
  • Slippery Slope
  • Appeal to the Bandwagon
  • Ad Hominem
  • Circular Reasoning
  • Composition and Division
  • Final Remarks
  • Definitions
  • Bibliography
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