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You've Got to Be Kidding!

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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 reasoning

-Provides an
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published September 15th 2009 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published January 1st 2009)
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Very funny. A little light on philosophical depth, OK.
It's ok. But the jokes' relationship to what is being exemplified is often tenuous and forced potentially leading to greater confusion than clarity. Some of the explanations of various fallacies are quite good but, ironically, I wouldn't recommend this book as an introduction to good thinking.
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