Crimes Against Logic: Exposing the Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and Other…

Paperback | October 3, 2004

byJamie Whyte

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Uncover the truth under all the BS

In the daily battle for our hearts and minds--not to mention our hard-earned cash--the truth is usually the first casualty. It's time we learned how to see through the rhetoric, faulty reasoning, and misinformation that we're subjected to from morning to night by talk-radio hosts, op-ed columnists, advertisers, self-help gurus, business "thinkers," and, of course, politicians. And no one is better equipped to show us how than award-winning philosopher Jamie Whyte.

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."
--Sunday Telegraph

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Uncover the truth under all the BSIn the daily battle for our hearts and minds--not to mention our hard-earned cash--the truth is usually the first casualty. It's time we learned how to see through the rhetoric, faulty reasoning, and misinformation that we're subjected to from morning to night by talk-radio hosts, op-ed columnists, adv...

Jamie Whyte (London, England) is a past lecturer of philosophy at Cambridge University and winner of Analysis journal's prestigious prize for the best article by a philosopher under 30.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:October 3, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071446435

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Table of Contents

The Right to Your Opinion
Motives
Authority
Prejudice in Fancy Dress
Shut Up!
Empty Words
Inconsistency
Equivocation
Begging the Question
Coincidence
Shocking Statistics
Morality Fever

Editorial Reviews

"He ruthlessly exposes logical flaws and sheer nonsense. . . in likably angry and witty style."