The Fallacy Detective

Most children learn logic best when they are thirteen years or older. Therefore, this book is designed for students age thirteen and above. Since logic is often a new subject to many people, this book is written to be your teacher. The lesson format contains many concrete examples, and includes exercises for many levels of difficulty. In this way, the concepts are easy to understand, and the skills are easy to learn. Actually, this book helps you to discover the logic that is already written in your mind by God. This book just makes you more aware of the logic that you’ve been using all of your life.

Each lesson begins with a section for you to read, and ends with exercises for you to answer. An answer key is provided in the back of the book. The lessons are designed to help you learn to recognize the fallacies you see every day, including Red Herring, Ad Hominem, Tu Quoque, Straw Man, loaded question, equivocation, circular reasoning, either-or, generalization, analogy, propaganda, special pleading, slippery slope fallacies, and others. Original cartoons, as well as Dilbert, Calvin & Hobbes, and Peanuts, illustrate many of the fallacies perfectly.

You can view a sample chapter here.