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The Fallacy Detective


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Table of Contents

Introduction: What Is a Fallacy?

The Inquiring Mind
1. Exercise Your Mind
2. Love to Listen
3. Opposing Viewpoints

Avoiding the Question
4. Red Herring Fallacy
5. Recognizing Red Herrings
6. Special Pleading
7. Ad Hominem Attack
8. Genetic Fallacy
9. Tu Quoque
10. Faulty Appeal to Authority
11. Appeal to the People
12. Straw Man

Making Assumptions
13. The Story of Aroup Goupta
14. Assumptions
15. Circular Reasoning
16. Equivocation
17. Loaded Question
18. Slippery Slope
19. Part-to-Whole
20. Whole-to-Part
21. Either-Or

Statistical Fallacies
22. What Is a Generalization?
23. Hasty Generalization
24. What Is an Analogy?
25. Weak Analogy
26. Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
27. Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc in Statistics
28. Proof by Lack of Evidence

29. What Is Propaganda?
30. Appeal to Fear
31. Appeal to Pity
32. Bandwagon
33. Exigency
34. Repetition
35. Transfer
36. Snob Appeal
37. Appeal to Tradition and Appeal to Hi-Tech
38. Find Some Propaganda on Your Own
The Fallacy Detective Game
Answer Key

The Fallacy Detective has been the best selling text for teaching logical fallacies and introduction to logic for over 15 years.

“Can learning logic be fun? With The Fallacy Detective it appears that it can be. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who wants to improve his reasoning skills.”–Tim Challies, curriculum reviewer

“Cartoon and comic illustrations, humorous examples, and a very reader-friendly writing style make this the sort of course students will enjoy.”–Cathy Duffy, homeschool curriculum reviewer

“I really like The Fallacy Detective because it has funny cartoons, silly stories, and teaches you a lot!”–11 Year Old

What is a fallacy? A fallacy is an error in logic a place where someone has made a mistake in his thinking. This is a handy book for learning to spot common errors in reasoning.

  • For ages twelve through adult.
  • Fun to use — learn skills you can use right away.
  • Peanuts, Dilbert, and Calvin and Hobbes cartoons.
  • Includes The Fallacy Detective Game.
  • Exercises with answer key.