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You ve Got To Be Kidding

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  • 144 Seiten
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Beschreibung

Offers an analysis of the ways in which jokes illustrate how we think critically, and how the thinking process goes awry in everyday human situations. This book uses jokes to illustrate the various mistakes or fallacies that are typically identified and discussed in courses on critical reasoning.

Autorentext

John Capps is an associate professor of philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Senior Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. He has written many articles on the history of American philosophy, pragmatism, and science education. Donald Capps is a professor in psychology of religion at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of more than 20 books, including A Time to Laugh: The Religion of Humor (2005).



Klappentext

"You've Got to Be Kidding!: How Jokes Can Help You Think" is a thoughtful and accessible analysis of the ways in which jokes illustrate how we think critically, and how the thinking process goes awry in everyday human situations Uses jokes to illustrate the various mistakes or fallacies that are typically identified and discussed in courses on critical reasoningProvides 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 notDemonstrates how philosophy is actually very practical and clearly related to real- life human experiencesExplains how developing good reasoning habits can make a real difference in all aspects of one's life



Zusammenfassung
You've Got to Be Kidding!: How Jokes Can Help You Think focuses on a single, core issue at the heart of philosophy: our ability to think critically. The authors, a father and son team of distinguished professors, aren't kidding around when they show us that jokes illustrate the various ways in which the thinking process goes awry.

Inhalt

Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Why Thinking Critically Is Important. 2. Fallacies of Relevance. 3. Fallacies of Evidence. 4. Fallacies of Assumption. 5. Critical Thinking and Objective Truth. References. Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: You ve Got To Be Kidding
Untertitel: How Jokes Can Help You Think
Autor:
EAN: 9781405196659
ISBN: 1405196653
Format: Fester Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 144
Gewicht: 366g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T12mm
Jahr: 2009