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by S. Morris Engel

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Author: S. Morris Engel
ISBN: 0312157584
ISBN13: 978-0312157586
Language: English
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's; Sixth edition (December 7, 1999)
Pages: 317
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With Good Reason book. The treatment Engel provides of the informal fallacies of logic are clear and easily understood.

This is one of the best books I have read. With good reason" covers each of these type of fallacies, except for the first one, all of which are called informal fallacies.

Engel, S Morris (2000). Engel, S Morris (trans. New York City: Bloch Publishing Company.

A concise, easy-to-read introduction to informal logic, With Good Reason offers both comprehensive coverage of informal fallacies and an abundance of engaging examples of both well-conceived and faulty arguments.

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A concise, easy-to-read introduction to informal logic, With Good Reason offers both comprehensive coverage of informal fallacies and an abundance of engaging examples of both well-conceived and faulty arguments. A long-time favorite of both students and instructors, the text continues in its sixth edition to provide an abundance of exercises that help students identify, correct, and avoid common errors in argumentation.
Comments to eBook With Good Reason: An Introduction to Informal Fallacies
Buzalas
I'm really enjoying this book that we're using in my Intro to Informal Logic class. It has fun little cartoons that illustrate the concepts (which can be quite humorous when it comes to certain logical fallacies ^.^ ) The section on Venn Diagrams is more confusing than it needs to be. My professor uses a separate handout for them. But overall this will definitely be an academic text that I keep and refer to later on. It's a very easy read, interesting, and quite enjoyable.
Granijurus
A classic. Great solid introduction to the topic.
Warianys
Enjoy reading this with Engel's companion book "Analyzing Informal Fallacies" They reinforce each other and make a great combo. Both are securely lodged in our vacation home to prepare us for use during the upcoming presidential campaign.
Bad Sunny
This is one of the best books I have read. An introduction to informal fallacies should be tought in every school. as I wrote in my title, it suffices to say what a bad argument is so that we can get a perspective on how logic works when used properly and improperly. If somebody tells me that if all A's are B's and all C's are B's, then All C's are A's, then one can think of examples where this statement fails, say for example, all A's are elephants, all B's are mammals, C is a mammal, then C is an elephant (pick your favorite mammal, maybe a whale). This example concerns a formal fallacy, but my point here is that a bad argument can be spotted if we question things; for example statements like "don't speak ill of your fiends." Only to friends? not speak ill but maybe wish it? I dare not say all the cases where an argument fails because this book talks about it in depth. Superficially, some arguments fail either because they don't have the correct form (the A's and B's example)so that someone may make drastic desicions/inference (substitute A's for child molestors, B's for humans, and C for some person), they are ambiguous (example from book: "if you believe in the miracles of science then you must believe in the miracles of the Bible. No religion issues intended, just the argument has a shift in meaning with the word "miracles."), they make pressumptions (did you stop beating your wife?), or they have irrelevancies (It's true that my gambling habbits is affecting my family, but you do it too). All of these arguments do not have sufficient "evidence" or sufficient reasons for us to believe them. When an argument does not have sufficient reasons or evidence for us to believe them then we call them a fallacy. "With good reason" covers each of these type of fallacies, except for the first one, all of which are called informal fallacies. Each fallacy is exposed in a very consise manner. It starts talking about the importance of good reasoning and why it is important to know when logic fails. Many examples are given in such a way that we may relate them to our daily or frecuent discussions (when advertisers trick you into buying things by use of appeal to emotion, mob appeal, ambiguous statements and so on; or when news exploit our fears). I recommend this book to everyone. It is not a hard read although it requires some thinking. Exercises are provided and some of them have answers with detailed explanations. I hope this review helps.
Maman
Good condition.
Gaeuney
Interesting book on how to understand the basis of argument. One must learn the basics to be able to understand a conversation. Nice read.
Falya
This book was fun. It was informative. It was an overall great read. I took an introductory to informal logic class and was amazed at how easy this book was to read. I loved the examples, little cartoons, and sections of fallacies. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in philosophy or logic. 5/5
Essential for any college student. Great resource book.
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