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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They are unref lective thinkers. Theadorea Wiggins added it Nov 17, Though power, celebrity, and status rarely correlate in any way with knowledge and insight, people are mesmerized by them. Penelope marked it as to-read Aug 21, And they have insight into what makes people vulnerable to manipulation.

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

It thinks It feels. Every culture and society sees itself as special and as justified in all of its basic beliefs fallacies the art of mental trickery and manipulation practices, in all its values and taboos. Dirty Trick 3 Appeal to Authority 7 Most people are in awe of those with power, celebrity, or status In addition, there are many sacred symbols flags, religious images, sacred words, etc.


They are acutely aware of the phenomenon of mass society and of the machinery of mass persuasion and social control.

Tiisetso marked it as to-read Apr 28, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Krishnapriya S Prasad marked it as to-read Sep 13, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Open Preview See a Problem? Linda Elder is an educational psychologist and a prominent authority on critical thinking.

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

Return to Book Page. Kgosi Mmusi rated it really liked it Jan 14, Skilled Manipulators weak- sense critical thinkers There is a much smaller group of people who are skilled in the art of manipulation and control. It can be open or closed.

Andrew Haynes rated it really liked it Sep 21, No one becomes a fair-minded thinker first and a selfish person later. There is nothing sacred about our list or our analysis. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Those who possess power in the form of wealth, property, and weaponry are those who decide what truths will be trumpeted around the world and what truths will be ridiculed, silenced, or suppressed. These people are shrewdly truckery on pursuing their own interest without respect to how that pursuit affects others.

Elder has placed these issues at the center of her thinking and her work. Gary marked it as to-read Oct 05, It can love and hate. Warren Wauran marked it as to-read Jul 04, They see themselves as “good.


The answer is self-deception.

Refresh and try again. Their thinking is largely comprised of stereotypes, caricatures, oversimplifications, sweeping generalizations, illusions, delusions, rationalizations, false dilemmas, and begged questions Their motivations are often traceable to irrational fears and attachments, personal vanity and envy, intellectual arrogance and simple-mindedness.

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Adult crime, adult time! Want to Read saving…. It can achieve a permanent state of expanding knowledge or a deadening state of narrowing ignorance.

The mass media are structured to appeal to such persons. Elder has also developed an original stage theory of critical thinking development.

It is common for people in their thinking to: They know how to use the established structure of power to advance their interests. Msntal The word ‘fallacy’ derives from two Latin words, fallax “deceptive” and fallere “to deceive”.