Crimes Against Logic book. In Crimes Against Logic Whyte take us on a fast-paced, ruthlessly funny romp through the mulligan stew of can, folderol, and bogus logic served up in the media, at the office, and even in your own home. Applying his laserlike wit to dozens of timely examples, Whyte cuts through the haze of facts, figures, and double-talk and gets at the real truth behind what they're telling us. "An incisive philosopher.
In Crimes Against Logic Whyte take us on a fast-paced, ruthlessly funny romp through the mulligan stew of can, folderol, and bogus logic served up in the media, at the office, and even in your own home. ''An incisive philosopher. -Sunday Telegraph (20031129).
Clearly written, Jamie Whyte does a great job of relating his expertise in logic/philosophy to situations and arguments we hear on a daily basis, with real-life examples and explanations. He is able to balance a clear and direct explanation for a lay-person while providing enough clarification that may also be enjoyed by someone more familiar and adept at logical or philosophical debate. I have one minor quibble. Whyte ignores the social context of arguments that introduce implicit factors in the debate. For example, in the second chapter, he points out that people dismiss arguments by point out that the person who makes the argument has an ulterior motive. He points out correctly that an argument may be valid regardless of the motives of the person making it.
Crimes Against Logic: Exposing the Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and Other Serial Offenders, a book by Jamie Whyte, aims to help fill the gap left by the education system, in the ways that our reasoning can go wrong. The logic equivalent of one of those troubleshooting guides in your car or computer manual. Errors in logic are not visible. When a car breaks down, anyone can see that it has even if he knows nothing about how cars work. My sister was committing the Motive Fallacy. She thought that by exposing our parents’ motives for expressing an opinion- to make her feel better and shut her up- she had shown the opinion to be false. It is perfectly possible to have some interest in holding or expressing an opinion and for that opinion to be true. A man may stand to gain a great deal of peace and quiet from telling his wife that he loves her.
Book: Crimes against logic. ISBN13: 9780071446433. ISBN10: 0071446435 ▼. Summary : "In Crimes Against Logic Whyte takes us on a fast-paced, funny romp through the mulligan stew of cant, folderol, and bogus logic served up in the media, at the office, and even in your own home.
Crimes against logic. Exposing the. Bogus Arguments. of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and. Other Serial Offenders. New York Chicago San Francisco Lisbon London Madrid Mexico City Milan New Delhi San ]uan Seoul Singapore Sydney Toronto. And sympathy is called for. The modern world is a noxious environment for those of us bothered by logical error.
Crimes Against Logic: Exposing the Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and Other Serial Offenders. Crimes Against Logic Exposing the Bogus. Some Remarks on Quine's Arguments against Modal Logic. Anarchism: Arguments for & Against Lobbying and the Media: Working with Politicians and Journalists Arguments Against G8.
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