The Thinking Toolbox: Thirty-Five Lessons That Will Build Your Reasoning Skills

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Christian Logic #ad - Ballor at the acton institute --acton Institute web site"I think the best part of The Thinking Toolbox would be the examples because they are hilarious. The thinking toolbox follows the same style as The Fallacy Detective with lessons and exercises and an answer key in the back. It's useful and great comedy at the same time.

Sarah age 11 --studentthis book is like a toolbox, full of different kinds of tools you can use for different thinking tasks. The thinking toolbox has been the best selling text for teaching critical thinking skills and introduction to logic for over 15 years. The bluedorns have certainly achieved their goal of creating a logic textbook that is neither boring nor distant, enjoyable, but rather informative, approachable, and valuable.

The Thinking Toolbox: Thirty-Five Lessons That Will Build Your Reasoning Skills #ad - Jordan J. Parents and teachers, as well as anybody who wants to learn logic, will find The Thinking Toolbox easy to use and practical. Features:- fun to use not dry like a math textbook- can be used after The Fallacy Detective- Introductory teaches skills you can use right away- Self-teaching format- For ages thirteen and older- Over 60 cartoon illustrations by Richard LaPierre.

. I would highly recommend this book.

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The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning

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Christian Logic #ad - I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who wants to improve his reasoning skills. Tim challies, curriculum reviewer"Cartoon and comic illustrations, humorous examples, and a very reader-friendly writing style make this the sort of course students will enjoy. Cathy duffy, homeschool curriculum reviewer"i really like the fallacy Detective because it has funny cartoons, silly stories, and teaches you a lot!"--11 Year OldWhat is a fallacy? A fallacy is an error in logic a place where someone has made a mistake in his thinking.

The fallacy detective has been the best selling text for teaching logical fallacies and introduction to logic for over 15 years. Can learning logic be fun? With The Fallacy Detective it appears that it can be. This is a handy book for learning to spot common errors in reasoning. For ages twelve through adult.

The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning #ad - Fun to use -- learn skills you can use right away. Peanuts, dilbert, and Calvin and Hobbes cartoons. Includes The Fallacy Detective Game. Exercises with answer key.

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An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

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The Experiment #ad - Rabbit thinks a strange light in the sky must be a UFO because no one can prove otherwise the appeal to ignorance. And lion doesn’t believe that gas emissions harm the planet because, if that were true, he wouldn’t like the result the argument from consequences. Once you learn to recognize these abuses of reason, they start to crop up everywhere from congressional debate to YouTube comments—which makes this geek-chic book a must for anyone in the habit of holding opinions.

. A flawless compendium of flaws. Alice roberts, phd, and presenter of the incredible human journeythe antidote to fuzzy thinking, anatomist, writer, so he wrote An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments! This handy guide is here to bring the internet age a much-needed dose of old-school logic really old-school, with furry animals!Have you read or stumbled into one too many irrational online debates? Ali Almossawi certainly had, a la Aristotle.

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments #ad - Here are cogent explanations of the straw man fallacy, the slippery slope argument, the ad hominem attack, and other common attempts at reasoning that actually fall short—plus a beautifully drawn menagerie of animals who adorably commit every logical faux pas.

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The Art of Argument

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Classical Academic Press #ad - It is designed to equip and sharpen young minds as they live, play, and grow in this highly commercial culture. This practical application should insure that students continue to evaluate arguments, detect fallacies and reason well long after the course is completed. Students master 28 fallacies such as begging the question, ad hominen, the straw man, et al by studying many pertinent examples.

The text aims at the practical application of the informal fallacies through an analysis of current social, commercial and political issues, which are discussed and evaluated. This course teaches students to recognize and identify twenty-eight informal fallacies, “phony advertisements” for items from blue jeans to pick-up trucks, and the eye-catching text includes over sixty slick and clever, which apply the fallacies to a myriad of real life situations.

This text comes in a workbook format with clear explanations and many updated illustrations and examples to insure understanding and mastery. My chief objection to a quarrel, " Chesterton wrote, "is that it ends a good argument. Junior high aged students will argue and sometimes quarrel, but they won't argue well without good training.

The Art of Argument #ad - Young teens are also targeted by advertisers with a vengeance. From billboards to commercials to a walk down the mall, fallacious arguments are everywhere you look. The art of argument was designed to teach the argumentative adolescent how to reason with clarity, relevance and purpose at a time when he has a penchant for the "why" and "how".

The text features a variety of: dialogues worksheets real-world applications phony advertisements dialectic discussion questions Tests Fun extras such as a humorous skit for students to perform, and the famous short story, Love is a Fallacy by Max ShulmanThe Art of Argument has been revised to include: Improved chapter and unit organization for greater ease of use Fallacy explanations rewritten for clarity Many added and updated examples Ten new and revised advertisement illustrationsParents and teachers beware--students may use these skills against you!

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Philosophy for Kids: 40 Fun Questions That Help You Wonder About Everything!

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Prufrock Press #ad - Open your students' minds to the wonders of philosophy. Allow them to grapple with the questions philosophers have discussed since the ancient Greeks. Inspire animated discussions of questions that concern kids—and all of us—with this innovative, interactive book. The book includes activities, a glossary of terms, teaching tips, and suggestions for further reading.

Grades 4–12. If you have ever wondered about questions like these, you are well on the way to becoming a philosopher!Philosophy for Kids offers young people ages 10 and up the opportunity to become acquainted with the wonders of philosophy. In addition to learning about a challenging subject, students philosophizing in a classroom setting, as well as the casual reader of Philosophy for Kids, will sharpen the ability to think critically about these and similar questions.

Philosophy for Kids: 40 Fun Questions That Help You Wonder About Everything! #ad - Questions include: "who are your friends?, " "can something logical not make sense?, " "Can computers think?, " and "Can you think about nothing?" Young minds will find these questions to be both entertaining and informative. Each activity allows kids to increase their understanding of philosophical concepts and issues and enjoy themselves at the same time.

Packed with exciting activities arranged around the topics of values, knowledge, reality, and critical thinking, this book can be used individually or by the whole class. Experiencing the enjoyment of philosophical thought enhances a young person's appreciation for the importance of reasoning throughout the traditional curriculum of subjects.

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Mastering Logical Fallacies: The Definitive Guide to Flawless Rhetoric and Bulletproof Logic

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Zephyros Press #ad - The ability to recognize logical fallacies when they occur is an essential life skill. Designed for those who are ready to gain the upper hand over their opponents, this master class teaches the necessary skills to identify your opponents’ misuse of logic and construct effective, arguments that win. The matter is only made worse when you realize that your defeat came at the hands of someone’s abuse of logic—and that with the right skills you could have won the argument.

This book offers methodical breakdowns of the logical fallacies behind exceedingly common, yet detrimental, argumentative mistakes, and explores them through real life examples of logic-gone-wrong. Mastering logical fallacies is the clearest, boldest, and most systematic guide to dominating the rules and tactics of successful arguments.

Mastering Logical Fallacies: The Definitive Guide to Flawless Rhetoric and Bulletproof Logic #ad - Limited time promotional price*** your argument is valid and you know it; yet once again you find yourself leaving a debate feeling defeated and embarrassed. With the empowering strategies offered in Mastering Logical Fallacies you’ll be able to reveal the slight-of-hand flaws in your challengers’ rhetoric, and seize control of the argument with bulletproof logic.

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Learn Logic & Math Together For ages 9+

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#ad - Having memorized the first 1500 digits of Pi π using sequential recollection, he is ranked among the top 150 on the Pi World Ranking List. He is the creator behind Wisgo Logitica, which stimulates both sides of the brain. Coefficient ruleAuthor: Neelabh Kumar is the creator of Logitica. One of the wisgo logiticas Kumar created has a patent filing in Hong Kong.

An unique book on 3-step approach on logic building: Challenge, Strategy, Answer. Whether your child’s future includes developing the next big app or video game, designing robots or embarking on a professional career in almost any field, they will need highly developed logical and analytical thinking.

Learn Logic & Math Together For ages 9+ #ad - After earning a masters degree from one of the most prestigious universities in India IIT, Kumar is now employed in Hong Kong at a large financial firm, while also creating and designing a new Logitica, with more to come. Arithmetic operations, Binary Operators, ReasoningChapter-2: Number Cross. Arithmetic operations, Binary Operators, ReasoningChapter-3: Marbles in a box….

Linear equationsChapter-4: Average Cell.

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The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy

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Hill and Wang #ad - Philosophy like you've never seen it beforeThe latest in the celebrated Cartoon Introduction series, The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy is an authoritative and engaging guide to the fundamental questions about our existence. Patton's prose, combined with cannon's rich artistry, puts the fun back into the quest for fundamental truths, imparting the love of wisdom to anyone willing to grab a paddle and join the ride.

In this indispensable primer, kevin Cannon—one of the talented illustrators behind Evolution and The Stuff of Life—and the philosopher Michael F. A rich combination of education and entertainment, The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy is a must-have book for students and professors alike. Along the way, famous thinkers like René Descartes and Immanuel Kant spell out their work in clear, lighthearted conversations that will put readers at ease.

The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy #ad - As we make our way down the winding river of philosophy, we meet the pre-Socratics, perception, who first questioned mythology and wondered about the world around them; encounter the disciplines of logic, and epistemology; face the central problem of free will; and witness historic arguments over the existence of God.

. Patton introduce the wisecracking Greek Heraclitus, who hops in a canoe with us as we navigate the great debates of Western thought.

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The Arabian Nights Entertainments By Andrew Lang

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JA #ad - One thousand and one nights is a collection of stories collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars in various countries across the Middle East and South Asia. These collections of tales trace their roots back to ancient Arabia and Yemen, ancient Syria and Asia Minor, ancient Indian literature and Persian literature, ancient Egyptian literature and Mesopotamian mythology, and medieval Arabic folk stories from the Caliphate era.

. Though the oldest arabic manuscript dates from the fourteenth century, scholarship generally dates the collection's genesis to somewhere between AD 800–900 .

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Fact Vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News

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International Society for Technology in Education #ad - The advent of the 24-hour news cycle, citizen journalism and an increased reliance on social media as a trusted news source have had a profound effect not only on how we get our news, but also on how we evaluate sources of information, share that information and interact with others in online communities.

Fiction provides educators with tools and resources to help students discern fact from fiction in the information they access not only at school, but on the devices they carry in their pockets and backpacks. This book will help them address these new realities. Fact vs. When these issues are coupled with the “fake news” industry that intentionally spreads false stories designed to go viral, educators are left facing a new and challenging landscape.

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The World: Life and Travel 1950-2000

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - A breathtakingly vivid guide to our greatest cosmopolitan cities and cultures from Manhattan to Venice and from Baghdad to Barbados, this book assembles fifty years of Morris's finest travel writing. A san francisco chronicle Best Book of 2003. The travel book of the season. Craig seligman, new york times book reviewthe first book to distill Jan Morris's entire body of work into one volume, The World is a magnum opus by the most-celebrated travel writer in the world.

With eyewitness accounts of such seminal moments as the first successful ascent of Everest, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the handover of Hong Kong, the Eichmann trial, The World promises to create an entirely new generation of Jan Morris readers. To read it is to take an epic armchair journey through the last half of twentieth-century history.

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