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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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: They are more sophisticated, more verbal, and generally anr greater status On average, they have more schooling and achieve more success than uncritical persons.

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

Skilled manipulators are rarely insightful dissenters, rebels, or critics of society. Consequently, they are too insightful to be manipulated and too ethical to enjoy manipulating others.

It can be empathic or metal. Frank marked it as to-read Sep 16, You may want to up the ante by accusing your opponent of doing something worse than what he is accusing you of. It can achieve a permanent state of expanding knowledge or a deadening state of narrowing ignorance.

Linda Elder is an educational psychologist and a prominent authority on critical thinking. It can be approached traditionally: Using the first approach, students gain little by memorizing the names and definitions of fallacies.


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Elder understands firsthand the mqnipulation facing educators. Andrew Haynes rated it really liked it Sep 21, They use “rational” means only when such means fallacies the art of mental trickery and manipulation be used to create the appearance of objectivity and reasonability. Ane marked it as to-read Aug 23, Elder has placed these issues at the center of anv thinking and her work. Return to Book Page. Alex Sanchez marked it as to-read Feb 19, Though they share many of the characteristics of uncritical thinkers, they have qualities that separate them from uncritical persons They have greater command of the rhetoric of persuasion.

Pranav Krishnan rated manlpulation really liked it Jan 30, When their prejudices are questioned, they often feel offended and stereotype the questioner as “intolerant” and fallacies the art of mental trickery and manipulation. When their beliefs are questioned — however unjustified those beliefs may be — they feel personally attacked. It can love and hate. I think it isyou who does not love me!

Kgosi Mmusi rated it really liked it Jan 14, She is a dynamic presenter who reaches her audience on a person-to person level.

Or it can be approached deeply, in which case one relates the construction of fallacies to the pursuit of human interests and irrational desires.

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Before you know it you’ll be the mother of an unwanted baby! Vecna Booler marked it as to-read Dec 09, It can be open or closed. They have little or no understanding of nuances, fine distinctions, or subtle points. She has co-authored four books, includin Dr.


It thinks It feels. The study of fallacies can be pursued in at least two different ways.

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

The mass media are structured to appeal to such persons. You are either for us or against us! It apprehends truths and suppresses errors It achieves insights and fabricates prejudices. When they feel threatened, they typically revert to infantile thinking and emotional counter attacks. Want to Read saving….

They are eminently ready to be directed manipullation controlled, as long as those doing the controlling flatter them and lead them to believe that their views are correct and insightful.

Fair-Minded Critical Persons strong-sense critical thinkers Finally, there is an even smaller group of people who, though intellectually skilled, do not want to manipulate and control others. Both useful truths and harmful misconceptions are its intermixed products It can as easily believe what is false as what is true. Etienne marked it as to-read Nov 25, Aditya Pradhan marked it as to-read May 16, It forms a unique identity. As a result, they fallacies the art of mental trickery and manipulation to appear amnipulation others in a way that associates themselves with power, authority, and conventional morality.