Warburton, Nigel 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 is a ‘Politician’s answer?’ 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 new edition has many new entries including:

  • Charity, principle of
  • Lawyer’s Answer
  • Least Worst Option
  • Stonewalling
  • Sunk-Cost Fallacy
  • Tautology
  • Truism
  • 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.

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Synopsis:

This text aims to give the reader the power to tell a good from a bad argument. Using witty and topical examples, Nigel Warburton provides the reader with the confidence to tell the difference between a Red Herring and a Straw Man. The second edition includes many new entries and updates the whole text. Entries include: catch-22 contraries; counterexample; domino effect; exception that proves the rule; Ockham's Razor paradox; Socratic fallacy "that's a value judgement"; and truth by adage.

About the Author:

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.

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