An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments [summary]

2018/08/28

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Bad Arguments book

My view

I picked up this book on a whim a few years back from a used-book sale. It is a short compendium of logical fallacies and does an excellent job of introducing them through cute illustrations and lucid English. Though I was familiar with most of the fallacies, I did learn a few new ones and improve my understanding of a few I was vaguely familiar with. I think this book should be made mandatory reading at school level to provide a structural impetus to encouraging critical thinking at a young age.

Summary

The following are the logical fallacies discussed in the book.