by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn
What is a fallacy? A fallacy is an error in logic a place where someone has made a mistake in his thinking.
A cloud is 90% water. A watermelon is 90% water. Therefore, since a plane can fly through a cloud, a plane can fly through a watermelon.
This is an easy book for learning to spot common errors in reasoning.
The Fallacy Detective
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Introduction: What Is a Fallacy?
The Inquiring Mind
1. Exercise Your Mind
2. Love to Listen
3. Opposing Viewpoints
Avoiding the Question
4. Red Herring Fallacy
5. Recognizing Red Herrings
6. Special Pleading
7. Ad Hominem Attack
8. Genetic Fallacy
9. Tu Quoque
10. Faulty Appeal to Authority
11. Appeal to the People
12. Straw Man
13. The Story of Aroup Goupta
15. Circular Reasoning
17. Loaded Question
18. Slippery Slope
22. What Is a Generalization?
23. Hasty Generalization
24. What Is an Analogy?
25. Weak Analogy
26. Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
27. Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc in Statistics
28. Proof by Lack of Evidence
29. What Is Propaganda?
30. Appeal to Fear
31. Appeal to Pity
36. Snob Appeal
37. Appeal to Tradition and Appeal to Hi-Tech
38. Find Some Propaganda on Your Own
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