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Before you can appreciate this book, you have to be able to understand the need for it. Just what is a fallacy? A fallacy  occurs when someone has made a mistake in his thinking. Tragically, fallacies are becoming more commonplace even in the Christian community as bogus emails and the like make the rounds among well-intentioned believers. What can/should you do? Here is a great place to start because, while The Fallacy Detective deals only with misleading notions, this is the most practical segment in the study of logic. The authors have divided the most common fallacies and propaganda techniques into thirty-six easy-to-understand lessons. The Fallacy Detective is self-teaching, meaning no other resources are needed, but it is intended for children and parents to use together. By using short chapters, clear examples, a touch of humor, and interesting exercises, even reluctant scholars will enjoy learning how to identify fallacies. A full answer key is included at the back of the book.Presented from a decidedly Christian perspective, with examples that concern conservative families, like abortion and politics, the authors recommend the book for ages 13 and up. The practice and terminology will lay a great foundation for all other logic study.
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  • Fun to use – not dry like a math textbook
  • Self-teaching, not intimidating
  • Starts you with skills you can use right away
  • Each lesson has exercises, with an answer key at the back
  • Covers logical fallacies and propaganda techniques
  • Explains how to spot fallacies
  • Gives exercises to stretch your abilities for detecting fallacies
  • Geared for ages 13 and older – publisher suggests using The Fallacy Detective before advancing onto more difficult logic programs
  • Includes The Fallacy Detective Game, giving you and your friends an entertaining way to spot and make up your own examples of fallacies
  • A finalist in ForeWord Magazine's 2003 Book of the Year Awards, Philosophy category

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    Publisher's Information
    Author: Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn
    Pages: 227
    Binding: Softcover
    Copyright: 2002
    ISBN: 9780974531502
    Publisher: Christian Logic
    Made In: USA
    Consumable: No

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