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

Stronger coverage of logic and language. Part One has been revised to include more information on eliminating verbiage and finding the missing component syllogistically. The section on deductive argument now includes a cogent explanation of the use of Venn diagrams.

More support for troublesome fallacies. There are now better explanations and more examples for the fallacies with which students have the greatest difficulty -- amphiboly, division and composition, begging the question, false cause, and special pleading.

Three new sample tests with answers. The Instructor's Edition includes three new sample tests with answers. Instructors can give these tests to students for self-checking purposes or can use them as class exams.

A glossary of terms. This edition features a glossary, giving students an easy reference for new terms and meanings.

Annotated student essays. The Appendix, Writing with Clarity and Reason, features two annotated student essays that offer students good models for their own writing.

New cartoons. Two thirds of the cartoons in this edition are new, providing current and humorous examples of the fallacies.