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Logical Fallacies: Do You Make These Mistakes in Reasoning?

Narrated by: Timothy Burke
Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Philosophy
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Summary

If you want to avoid making a fool of yourself then keep reading.

“Everybody argues; not everybody knows how to argue.”

This phrase is incredibly accurate. You see, logical fallacies are everywhere. They can be used to manipulate people or turn an argument sour, derailing it from the get-go. 

This audiobook will give you the tools to fight logical fallacies and make your arguments completely bulletproof logically.

Moreover, if you want to be a great debater, it will help you learn all the ins and outs of logical fallacies so you can laugh (inside) as your opponent gets stuck in them. 

This will most likely be a revolutionary audiobook for you, and once you are finished, your critical thinking skills will have grown tenfold. 

Logical Fallacies: Do You Make These Mistakes in Reasoning? contain three sections:
 

  • Logic
  • Formal Fallacies
  • And informal Fallacies

So if you want to stop getting stuck in logical fallacies and avoid making a fool of yourself, listen to this audiobook now!

©2018 Scott Lovell (P)2018 Scott Lovell

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It just isn't presented in a real life manner.

I'm an avid reader (and debater of everything) and I still found myself drifting off into lala land while reading this book. It's an ok book, in my opinion,and would be greatly suitable for perhaps a debate team or speech class.

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Thumbs up for the author.

This book provides a comprehensive list of fallacies made in all kinds of arguments. This book is great for AP language and composition students who should understand fallacies for rhetorical analysis. Multiple examples are given of each fallacy along with easy to understand descriptions and discussion of the fallacy's use and comebacks for each.

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Really have never thought about using logic.

Interesting read about Logical Fallacies. I received this book to review. Really have never thought about using logic like this but is a great way to explore the beliefs of others.

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Great defined falacies...

Deep consideration of different types of fallacies and how to handle each case, well thought out book. Loved the layout stuff.

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Useful for debaters in high school!

Simple but clear review of commonly used but flawed styles of arguing (and how to rebut them). Useful for those of us who were not debaters in high school!

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It’s a logical choice for arguments

Has very interesting examples and is worth every penny. Great tool for arguing with internet trolls.

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What a gut buster!

Its a bit funny, great read! Can't wait til friends and relatives posit an argument, and then lure them into the maelstrom that is a bunch of logical fallacies!

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Lots of fun by the author.

A review of the rules of logic with contemporary and archaic, popular and learned examples. Valuable recommendations about ways to justify the more logical position in an argument.

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Decent book with a couple of weaknesses.

Overall, very good overview of basic logic. However, I noticed a few biases, and also some of his counter arguments in the suggested responses to the proponent to be illogical, illustrating he was making a couple of illogical fallacies himself!

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Each have a pretty good argument.

Some of the fallacies reviewed in this book are Just Because, Spiritual Fallacy, Appeal to Authority, and Appeal to Fear to name a few. Each have a pretty good argument. With each of the fallacies an example is given, the mistake, the comeback, and the significance. I like that the book is current and mentions relevant areas of division in our country and political events. The political and religious views of the author are clear pretty early on and if you can get past that this book is a must read for various reasons, but I going to go with read it just because I said so.

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  • Gentleman Ujar
  • 30-10-18

IT'S THE BEST!

Offers the absolutely best approach to a daily understanding of when language is being used by politicians,salespeople and others to deceive you! Reading this book, divided into small segments for a solid understanding, will save you the trouble of taking a college-level philosophy course in symbolic logic.

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  • Carlay Vetteg
  • 30-10-18

Might make life easier.

Not only have I used the book to construct better arguments, I have been able to defend myself better (no more successfully) against my wife and her use of Facebook references for her base data.

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  • Bradley Kimbrell
  • 30-10-18

Beneficial to high school or college kids.

Nothing new here for experienced persons. It all seemed like common sense (which is not common enough) but you never know when you'll learn something from a different point if view but still good for high school kids.

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  • John M. Depasquale
  • 30-10-18

Logical fallacies are listed and described well.

This book gives you a capacious amount of Logical Fallacies and how to debunk them. I liked it a lot..

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-05-19

life changing logic<br />

Pure logic. I also like that he is using no political examples when he can help it.

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  • Razan Diraf
  • 30-10-18

Interesting, A Little Disappointed.

Enjoyed the read. It was very interesting to read during this period. Many parallels between the speakers and the content. Still I am a bit disappointed with some descriptions.

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  • Shirley Perine
  • 30-10-18

Well written - full of informatation.

Content is spot on. Gives real life examples to drive the meaning behind the reason. This book is a weekend read!

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  • Linda Cherylh
  • 30-10-18

Fascinating read.

Taken right out of current discourse the book reveals many of the tricks of the political trade. A must read for everyone.

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  • Hanna Macleod
  • 30-10-18

Clear, concise thinking.

This great audible contains enough text to get the point across, but not so much that it becomes tedious. Teaches how to think correctly. Well done.

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  • Jason T. Chen
  • 30-10-18

Can it get any better.

It's a keeper when having discussions where emotions are the battleground and not logic. Pull up the fallacy the person is presenting and show them the analogy presented to their "argument" and how it presents itself as a fallacy