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Summary

Discover how to verbally outwit your opponents at every turn of phrase

Warning: You'll never watch the news, read a magazine, or view a movie the same again.

Would you like to discover the secrets politicians, lawyers, writers, religious figures, and the media use to make false arguments sound real? Do you get infuriated when a spouse or friend uses misleading words to prove their points in arguments? Would you like to discover exactly what to say and how to say it when false logic presents itself?

If you answered yes - then this book is exactly what you've been waiting for!

In Mastering Logical Fallacies you'll learn the art of effective rhetoric. We'll cover a variety of fallacies (especially the most popular ones used today) and show you how they operate with real world examples. You'll learn the secret structure - or non-structure - of some of the most pernicious and false arguments ever made. We'll also show you how to defend against such outrageous claims.

Soon enough, people won't spew their propaganda around you - because they know you'll spot holes in it.

Download this book today and discover:

  • How to spot circular logic and nip it in the bud
  • How to form credible arguments with sound reasoning
  • How to win every family argument
  • How to spot appeals to emotion and counter them
  • The straw man argument fallacious "science vs. religion" arguments
  • How fallacies are used and abused in politics
  • Fallacies used in gun legislation
  • Fallacies used in healthcare
  • How to never fall prey to unscrupulous politicians or businessmen again
  • And much, much more!

So go ahead - download this book today and acquire masterful rhetoric and a true sleight of mouth!

©2017 Mike Livingston (P)2017 Mike Livingston

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does what it says it will do

big fat waste of time. I should chose the word count if any. this is fifteen

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  • Darren Lathen
  • 15-03-17

Not all rhetoric is argument

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

When I see the word 'mastering' in the title, I think of a deeper dive into fallacies, to learn them almost from a mathematical level. Instead, this is more of a rapid fire name and example with just the briefest of descriptions.

Has Mastering Logical Fallacies turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, but I'll be reading reviews more carefully in the future -- that and the scant time on this audiobook should have been a giveaway that it would not have the depth I was looking for.

Have you listened to any of Nathan W Wood’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Haven't listened to this narrator before.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Mastering Logical Fallacies?

I would cut about half the political examples in favor of more obvious, generic examples on only drive to politics when necessary.

Any additional comments?

The author uses a LOT of political examples in his work. Although he does make a good effort to be fair using examples from both major political parties in the US, it gets a little tedious. Additionally, in the author's quest for political examples, some of the rhetoric he slaps with the label of "fallacy" is actually non-argumentative speaking. If a politician says to the crowd, "what a wonderful crowd", that's not an argument, it's just phatic communication.
While I share the author's frustration at the lack of logical argumentation in the current American political climate, the examination of fallacy should not be presented in the heat of that frustration, rather with a more careful, academic study.

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  • Arthur Prilutzki
  • 16-07-18

A great intro

This book feels like concentrated juice.
Covers the main points fast, maybe a bit too fast at times.
And it could have been nice if the author included examples from subjects other than politics.
Overall, I enjoyed it despite the political flavor, and would have read more.

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  • deangelomaddox
  • 05-02-18

great up until like chapter 4, then all politics

I understand that a lot of debates take place in the political and there for may contain a plethora of errors in logical, but as introductory book there are more palatable topics that could have been used.

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  • scott klutman
  • 30-12-17

This book was a good listen.

This book while short brought up numerous ways in which flawed logic is used in arguments. If more people could become critical thinkers I think this country would be much better off.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-12-17

Eh

Not exactly Evergreen lacked artistic rigor. I thought it could've been a little bit more organized could've contained less modern political examples and more Mundain examples for a more generalized audience.

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  • Gabrielle
  • 10-03-17

Weirdly political

I downloaded this audiobook because I wanted to learn more about logic. Although the author does present information on logic he uses all political examples… And in doing so makes this a very politicized book. It's very clear that he doesn't like trump or FOXNews.
If you want to actually learn about logic I would not suggest listening to this book… Unfortunately it is very short on content and short on practical solutions.

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  • SKB
  • 16-04-18

Must read

I loved this brief yet accurate audiobook. Really recommend it to anyone at all! It gives a sense of confidence knowing how people usually manipulate conversations and taking action accordingly. Loved it !

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