The Duck That Won the Lottery

The Duck That Won the Lottery

100 New Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher

Paperback - 2009
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From the author of the "hugely entertaining"( Publishers Weekly ) The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten , lessons in debunking the faulty arguments we hear every day

This latest book from the pop philosophy author of The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten tackles an endlessly fascinating area of popular debate-the faulty argument. Julian Baggini provides a rapid-fire selection of short, stimulating, and entertaining quotes from a wide range of famous people in politics, the media, and entertainment, including Donald Rumsfeld, Emma Thompson, Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, and Chris Martin. Each entry takes as its starting point an example of highly questionable-though oddly persuasive-reasoning from a broad variety of subjects. As Baggini teases out the logic in the illogical, armchair philosophers and aficionados of the absurd will find themselves nodding their heads as they laugh out loud. The Duck That Won the Lottery is perfect fodder for any cocktail party and pure pleasure for anyone who loves a good brain twister.
Published: New York : Plume Book, 2009.
ISBN: 9780452295414
0452295416
Branch Call Number: 160 BAG
Characteristics: xiv, 321 p. ;,21 cm.

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JustinRay
May 26, 2011

Super explanation of logical fallacies and reasoning mistakes many people make. If you've already studied critical thinking in philosophy, much of it will be review, but it's entertaining either way.

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