You've got to be kidding! : how jokes can help you think / John Capps and Donald Capps.
This book is an analysis of the ways in which jokes illustrate how we think critically, and how the thinking process goes awry in everyday human situations. It uses jokes to illustrate the various mistakes or fallacies that are typically identified and discussed in courses on critical reasoning, as well as providing an effective way to learn critical thinking skills since jokes often describe real-life situations where it really matters whether a person thinks well or not. It also demonstrates how philosophy is actually very practical.
- ISBN: 9781405196659 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 1405196653 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9781405196642 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 1405196645 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Physical Description: xi, 124 p. ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Why thinking critically is important -- Fallacies of relevance -- Fallacies of evidence -- Fallacies of assumption -- Critical thinking and objective truth.
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