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An original approach to the identification of fallacies focusing on their relationship to human self deception, mental trickery, and manipulation. Introduces the. Richard Paul and T he Foundation for C ritical T hinking The Thinker’s Guide to Fallacies: The Art of Mental Trickery and Manipulation To understand the human . The Thinker’s Guide to Fallacies: The Art of Mental Trickery and Manipulation. by Be the first to ask a question about The Thinker’s Guide to Fallacies.

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No one becomes a fair-minded thinker first and a selfish person later. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Fallacids can advance knowledge or error.

When their prejudices are questioned, they often feel offended and stereotype the questioner as “intolerant” and “prejudiced. Here is a list of common problems in human thinking.

They are overly oof by authority, power, and celebrity. The mass media of the world generate an unending glut of messages that continually sacrifice truth to “spin.

The Thinker’s Guide to Fallacies: The Art of Mental Trickery and Manipulation

They have a vision fallacies the art of mental trickery and manipulation a better, more ethical, world, which includes a realistic knowledge of how far we are from that world. Consequently, they are too insightful to be manipulated and too ethical to enjoy manipulating others.

How can humans create within their own minds such an inconsistent amalgam of the rational and the irrational? Though power, celebrity, and status rarely correlate in any way with knowledge and fqllacies, people are mesmerized by them.

Linda Elder is an educational psychologist and a prominent authority rat critical thinking. Barb rated it it was amazing Aug 23, Penelope marked it as to-read Aug 21, They soon forget them.

I think it isyou who does not love me! Gary marked it as to-read Oct 05, When their beliefs are questioned — however unjustified those beliefs may be — they feel personally attacked. It creates a view of the world. Or it can be approached deeply, in which case one relates the construction of fallacies to the pursuit of human interests and irrational desires.

There is nothing sacred about our list or our analysis. Skilled Fallacies the art of mental trickery and manipulation weak- sense critical thinkers There is a much smaller group of people who are skilled in the art of manipulation and control.

Theadorea Wiggins added it Nov 17, This impetus is evident, for example, when politicians appear before mass audiences with well-polished, but intellectually empty, speeches There are a number of alternative labelsfor the roles that “manipulators” play, including: It is common for people in their thinking to: The study of fallacies can be pursued in at least two different ways.

Raquel Masil marked it as to-read May 08, Elder has placed these issues at the faolacies of her thinking and her work. Your young life will be ruined forever!

The Thinker’s Guide to Fallacies: The Art of Mental Trickery and Manipulation by Linda Elder

Elder has taught psychology and critical thinking at the college level and has given menhal to more than 20, educators at all levels. Lists with This Book. The intellectual tricks, fallacies the art of mental trickery and manipulation, and snares humans so commonly engage in or fall prey to can be described from many differing standpoints and in a variety of differing terms In this guide, we deal only menta those most common or most easily recognized.

Subtle and complex issues are reduced to simplistic formulas “Get tough on crime! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. They use “rational” means only when such means can be used to create the appearance of objectivity and reasonability.