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The Fallacy Detective - Workbook Edition


Hone your skills to discern rightly


Audience Grades 4–12; used in Classical Conversations communities in Challenge A
Accessibility Most students can work independently; contains clear explanations of each lesson and a full answer key
Preparation Minimal
Ease of use Contains plenty of space to write answers, large font size, and illustrations to further explain lessons
Author Nathaniel and Hans Bluedorn
Page Count 212
Format Paperback
Publication Date 2002, updated in 2009

General Description

Don’t let politicians, Reasoningians, or bad logicians fool and manipulate you or your children/students. This book includes 38 lessons on common logical fallacies and propaganda techniques, presenting them in the context in which they are often found: arguments at home, political debates, marketing, and more. It is self-teaching, meaning no other resources are needed; it is intended for children and parents to use together. Using short chapters, clear examples, a touch of humor, and interesting exercises, The Fallacy Detective helps even reluctant scholars to enjoy learning how to identify fallacies. Presented from a decidedly Christian perspective, with examples that concern conservative families, like abortion and politics. The practice and terminology will lay a great foundation for all other logic study.