Help your students hone their critical thinking and refine their rational and argumentative discussion skills with the seventh edition of Damer's ATTACKING FAULTY REASONING: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO FALLACY-FREE ARGUMENTS. This theoretically sound handbook addresses more than 60 common fallacies with the help of over 200 memorable, timely examples. Students learn to construct, deliver, and logically evaluate arguments with more than 350 proven exercises and practice opportunities. However, ATTACKING FAULTY REASONING goes beyond most critical thinking books, providing students with not just a definition and examples for each fallacy, but also hints and tips on how to "attack" (or respond) when faced with a fallacious argument of each type. This unique feature along with the book's brevity making it an ideal resource on its own or as a complement to another critical thinking or introduction to philosophy texts.
Table of Contents
1. A Code of Intellectual Conduct.
2. What is an Argument?
3. What is a Good Argument?
4. What is a Fallacy?
5. Fallacies That Violate the Structural Criterion.
6. Fallacies That Violate the Relevance Criterion.
7. Fallacies That Violate the Acceptability Criterion.
8. Fallacies That Violate the Sufficiency Criterion.
9. Fallacies That Violate the Rebuttal Criterion.
10.Writing the Argumentative Essay.
Glossary of Fallacies.
Answers to Selected Assignments.