How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic
Buy Item $14.99 Retail: $18.95 Save 21% ($3.96)
In Stock
Stock No: WW498946
Bloomsbury Academic / 2007 / Paperback

Add To Cart

Add To Wishlist

Add To Cart


How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic

Bloomsbury Academic / 2007 / Paperback

In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW498946

Product Description

Learn to win debates, participate in political discussions, recognize bad thinking, and listen to media commentators with Pirie's witty guide to applying---and misapplying---logic. He lists and clarifies common fallacies---from "abusive analogy" to "wishful thinking"---giving examples, explaining contradictions, and demonstrating how rational reasoning can be used to reveal and deceive. Ages 12 and up. 182 pages, softcover from Continuum.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 182
Vendor: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5 (inches)
ISBN: 0826498949
ISBN-13: 9780826498946

Related Products

  1. Logic Made Easy: How to Know When Language Deceives You
    Logic Made Easy: How to Know When Language Deceives You
    Deborah J. Bennett
    WW Norton / 2005 / Trade Paperback
    $15.26 Retail: $16.95 Save 10% ($1.69)
  2. Logic Of The Spirit
    Logic Of The Spirit
    James E. Loder
    Wiley / 1998 / Trade Paperback
    $39.60 Retail: $44.00 Save 10% ($4.40)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
  3. Come, Let Us Reason: An Introduction to Logical Thinking
    Come, Let Us Reason: An Introduction to Logical Thinking
    Norman L. Geisler, Ronald Brooks
    Baker Books / 1990 / Trade Paperback
    $16.99 Retail: $22.00 Save 23% ($5.01)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
  4. Exegetical Fallacies, Second Edition
    Exegetical Fallacies, Second Edition
    D.A. Carson
    Baker Books / 1996 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $16.99 Save 29% ($5.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews

Publisher's Description

Publisher's warning: In the wrong hands this book is dangerous. We recommend that you arm yourself with it whilst keeping it out of the hands of others. Only buy this book as a gift if you are sure that you can trust the recipient.

In this witty and infectious book, Madsen Pirie provides a complete guide to using--and indeed abusing--logic in order to win arguments. He identifies with devastating examples all the most common fallacies popularly used in arguments. We all like to think of ourselves as clear-headed and logical--but all readers will find in this book fallacies of which they themselves are guilty. The author shows you how to simultaneously strengthen your own thinking and identify the weaknesses in other people arguments. And, more mischievously, Pirie also shows how to be deliberately illogical--and get away with it! This book will make you maddeningly smart: your family, friends and opponents will all wish that you had never read it.

The book includes entries on:
• Affirming the consequent
• Blinding with science
• Conclusion which denies premises
• Emotional appeals
• The Exception that proves the rule
• Half-concealed qualification
• Poisoning the well
• Positive conclusion from negative premise
• Shifting the burden of proof
• Trivial questions
• Wishful thinking

Author Bio

MADSEN PIRIE is President of the Adam Smith Institute and author of numerous books including Boost Your IQ and The Sherlock Holmes IQ Book. He was formerly Distinguished Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Logic at Hillsdale College, Michigan, USA. He appears regularly as an expert on CNN and BBC television.

Product Reviews

5 Stars Out Of 5
5 out of 5
out Of 5
( out of 5)
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1
  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 20, 2009
    Scott Sterling
    This is a wonderful and easy to use guide fro understanding logical fallacies. Truly, a great weapon for knowing how to win any argument.
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1

Ask Christianbook

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review


Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.