An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments is aimed at teaching newcomers to the field of critical thinking — particularly younger ones — the importance of logical reasoning using a novel approach. It covers a small set of common errors in reasoning and visualises them using memorable illustrations that are supplemented with lots of examples.
The illustrations are partly inspired by allegories such as Orwell's Animal Farm and partly by the humorous nonsense of works such as Lewis Carroll's stories and poems. The hope is that the reader will learn from these pages some of the most common pitfalls in arguments and be able to identify and avoid them in practice.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 12 / 2014