The Thinker's Guide to Fallacies: The Art of Mental

The Thinker's Guide to Fallacies: The Art of Mental

The Thinker's Guide to Fallacies: The Art of Mental Trickery and Manipulation [Read] ➭ The Thinker's Guide to Fallacies: The Art of Mental Trickery and Manipulation By Richard Paul – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk This guide offers an original approach to the identification of fallacies focusing on their relationship to human self deception, mental trickery, and manipulation It introduces the concept of fallaci This guide Guide to PDF ↠ offers an original approach to the identification of fallacies focusing on their relationship to human self deception, mental trickery, and manipulation It introduces the concept of fallacies and detailsfoul ways to win an argumentThe study of fallacies can be pursued in at least two different ways It can be approached traditionally in which case one The Thinker's PDF/EPUB or defines, explains, and exemplifies ways in which unsound arguments can be made to appear sound Or it can be approached deeply, in which case one relates the construction of fallacies to the pursuit of human interests and irrational desires Using the first approach, students gain little by memorizing the names and definitions of fallacies They soon forget them Thinker's Guide to Epub Ú Their minds are left largely untouched and therefore unmoved On the other hand, the second approach makes possible the acquisition of lifelong insights into how the mind every mind uses unsound arguments and intellectual tricks to further its ends People need seminal insights and intellectual tools to protect themselves from becoming intellectual victims in a world of swarming media piranhas, or, just as bad, from joining the swarm as a piranha in training Insights and tools, grounded in intellectual integrity, should be the ultimate aim of the study of fallacies The cultivation of intellectual virtues is crucial to human development Without a long term transformation of the mind, little can be done to produce deeply honest thought When challenged, the human mind operates from its most primitive intellectual instincts This can be verified in the history of politics, economics, religion, and war indeed in any history that deeply plumbs the human mind in action Consequently, it is important to learn to recognize the most common tricks of persuasion, that we might better understand ourselves and others Used on others, fallacies are intellectually indefensible tricks of persuasion and manipulation used on ourselves, they are instruments of self deception In this guide the authors concentrate on the most common and flagrant intellectual tricks and snares Sometimes these tricks are counterfeits of good thinking For example, a false dilemma is the counterfeit of a true dilemma Readers shall see this most obviously in dealing with errors of generalization and comparison.


10 thoughts on “The Thinker's Guide to Fallacies: The Art of Mental Trickery and Manipulation

  1. Hesam Hesam says:

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  2. Talie Talie says:

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  3. Hiep Hiep says:

    Good book to discover the truth behind manipulative behavior What is behind those people and what they feel about their corruptive attitude toward society.


  4. Joshua Lawson Joshua Lawson says:

    The Thinker s Guide to Fallacies is a delightful introduction to the common ways we deceive ourselves and other people I think I ll use it as a stocking stuffer for my kids next Christmas.


  5. Relax, you& Relax, you& says:

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  6. Paul Paul says:

    Probably a book I should read once a year a very insightful and short read that lists and explains all the ways one can be deceived via fallacies After reading the book I found myself critiquing the nightly newscast as I listened to the lines they were reading as part of the broadcast The last section of the book, and perhaps the best part, has several speeches The practical exercise is to read the speech and identify the fallacies being employed Very interesting and a bit disturbing Ke Probably a book I should read once a year a very insightful and short read that lists and explains all the ways one can be deceived via fallacies After reading the book I found myself critiquing the nightly newscast as I listened to the lines they were reading as part of the broadcast The last section of the book, and perhaps the best part, has several speeches The practical exercise is to read the speech and identify the fallacies being employed Very interesting and a bit disturbing Key passages are below Every culture and society sees itself as special and as justified in all of its basic beliefs and practices Nations often fail to act successfully because their leaders are caught up in their own unrealistic descriptions of the world and of their enemies we must be willing to question our own generalizations as well as the generalizations of others Fallacies are therefore stratagems for gaining influence, advantage, and power over the sheep of society People are often ready to accept a false dilemma because few feel comfortable with complexity and nuanced distinctions They like sweeping absolutes They want clear and simple choices Most people are not sophisticated People are always receptive to flattery


  7. Mahshad Mahshad says:

    Talk Double Talk we often do what we accuse our opponents of doing But of course we don t want to admit it because that would hurt our cause.In double talk we use a positive word or phrase when we do something and a negative word when our opponents do precisely the same thingwhen a citizen of a government we are in conflict with secretly gives us information about that enemy, we label it a brave and courageous act when someone in our country tells our secrets to that same enemy, we ind Talk Double Talk we often do what we accuse our opponents of doing But of course we don t want to admit it because that would hurt our cause.In double talk we use a positive word or phrase when we do something and a negative word when our opponents do precisely the same thingwhen a citizen of a government we are in conflict with secretly gives us information about that enemy, we label it a brave and courageous act when someone in our country tells our secrets to that same enemy, we indict that person as a traitor We are clever you are cunning We support freedom fighters you support terroristsWe strategically withdraw you retreat We are religious you are fanatic We are determined you are pig headed


  8. Kazem Heidari Kazem Heidari says:

    fallacy44.


  9. Scott Whitney Scott Whitney says:

    Some parts are tricky to read, but the information is good I have worked in a related field and currently teach argumentation and persuasion Many of the persuasive elements border on the fallacies which are listed in this book.


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