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Title:
Crimes against logic : exposing the bogus arguments of politicians, priests, journalists, and other serial offenders
Author:
Whyte, Jamie.
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Publication Information:
Chicago : McGraw-Hill, [2005]

©2005
Physical Description:
xi, 157 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Bad thoughts.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780071446433
Format :
Book

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Central Library BC175 .W45 2005 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Uncover the truth under all the BS

In the daily battle for our hearts and minds--not to mention our hard-earned cash--the truth is usually the first casualty. It's time we learned how to see through the rhetoric, faulty reasoning, and misinformation that we're subjected to from morning to night by talk-radio hosts, op-ed columnists, advertisers, self-help gurus, business "thinkers," and, of course, politicians. And no one is better equipped to show us how than award-winning philosopher Jamie Whyte.

In Crimes Against Logic Whyte take us on a fast-paced, ruthlessly funny romp through the mulligan stew of can, folderol, and bogus logic served up in the media, at the office, and even in your own home. Applying his laserlike wit to dozens of timely examples, Whyte cuts through the haze of facts, figures, and double-talk and gets at the real truth behind what they're telling us.

"An incisive philosopher."
-- Sunday Telegraph


Author Notes

Jamie Whyte (London, England) is a past lecturer of philosophy at Cambridge University and winner of Analysis journal's prestigious prize for the best article by a philosopher under 30.


Table of Contents

The Right to Your Opinion
Motives
Authority
Prejudice in Fancy Dress
Shut Up!
Empty Words
Inconsistency
Equivocation
Begging the Question
Coincidence
Shocking Statistics
Morality Fever

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