The Thinker’s Guide. To. Fallacies: The Art of Mental Trickery and Manipulation. By Dr. Richard Paul and Dr. Linda Elder. The Foundation for Critical Thinking. 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 . 14 quotes from The Thinker’s Guide to Fallacies: The Art of Mental Trickery and Manipulation: ‘The over-whelming preponderance of people have not freely.

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Though they share many of the characteristics of uncritical thinkers, they have qualities that separate them from uncritical persons They have greater command of the rhetoric of persuasion. Be the first to ask a question about The Thinker’s Guide to Fallacies.

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They are unreflective thinkers. Madey rated it it was ok Sep 29, The arbitrary nature of its folkways is known to its anthropologists if it has anybut not to its overwhelming majority. Song of the Hummingbird Graciela Limon. So, those skilled in manipulating people, face them with false dilemmas one alternative of which is the one the manipulator wants them to choose, the other alternative clearly unacceptable.


I think it isyou who does mfntal love me! We all at times fall prey to them. Lost Connections Johann Hari.

The Psychopath Test Jon Ronson. They are unreflective thinkers.

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They are sophisticated enough to recognize how self-serving people use their knowledge of human nature and command of rhetoric to pursue selfish ends. We set up holding centers; you set up concentration camps. To ask other readers questions about The Thinker’s Guide to Fallaciesplease sign up.

You may want to up the ante by accusing your opponent of doing something worse than what he is accusing you of. The reason is simple. We are religious; you are fanatic. Bessel van der Kolk.

Their minds are products of social and personal forces they neither understand, control, nor concern themselves with. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The Art of Mental Trickery and Manipulation 5 members of a mass audience if they appear to that mass to be invalidating their beliefs. It both transcends the creatures of lessor ability and insults their innocence and nobility by its self-deception and cruelty.

Bri rated it it was ok May 01, Such persons are focused on what immediately affects them. It forms a unique identity. There are mejtal thousands of words that fall into good-when-I-do-it-bad-when-you-do doublets. It can love and hate. This includes looking for scientists and other “knowledgeable” persons to “support” their views. Using the first approach, students gain little by memorizing the names and definitions of fallacies. The mass thw are structured to appeal to such persons.


But manipulators know that if you insist on a lie long enough, many people will believe you — especially if you have the resources of mass media to air your lie.

Their personal beliefs are often based in prejudices.

We strategically withdraw; you retreat. Mindset – Updated Edition Carol Dweck. They use “rational” means only when such means can be used to create the appearance of objectivity and reasonability.

The Thinker’s Guide to Fallacies Quotes by Richard W. Paul

We support freedom fighters; you support terrorists. It thinks It feels. Other books in this series. And they have insight into what makes people vulnerable to manipulation.