With Good Reason
Sixth Edition   ©1999

With Good Reason

An Introduction to Informal Fallacies

Morris S. Engel (University of York)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-9595-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-9595-7; Format: Paper Text, 303 pages

Complete coverage of informal fallacies. Students learn how to classify and avoid the most common errors in argumentative writing.

Examples from a variety of diverse sources. With examples from classic and contemporary literature, philosophy, politics, advertising, and the mass media, students learn how to strengthen their own argumentative abilities and spot errors in current public debate.

Humorous and engaging presentation. Engel's entertaining prose style along with humorous cartoons taken from many sources keep students engaged and learning.

Introductory chapters on the nature and use of logic and the medium of language. These chapters enable the book to be used as a stand-alone text for both a critical thinking course and a lower-level logic course.

Numerous exercises and study aids. More than 300 exercises provide students with practice in recognizing the various forms of informal fallacies. Answers to selected exercises and chapter summaries are provided at the end of every chapter. An appendix, Writing with Clarity and Reason, helps students select topics for papers and write more effectively.