Sunday, August 02, 2009

Book review: The Duck That Won the Lottery: 100 New Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher by Julian Baggini




Book
: The Duck That Won the Lottery: 100 New Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher by Julian Baggini

About: Baggini describes and provides examples of 100 logical fallacies such as "quantity doesn't equal quality", "forced choice" and "begging the question."

Pros: Thought provoking. Made me think of how many of these fallacies I use. It's cool learning about fallacies I used to think were good arguments. 100 2-4 page chapters leads to quick reading. Sources cited.

Cons: 100 fallacies can seem overwhelming, I almost felt that there's no such thing as a valid argument. Hard to keep them all straight.

Grade: B

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