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I'm Right - You're Wrong: How to Think Clearer, Argue Better and Stop Lying to Yourself

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Tired of arguing with your spouse? Here is your cure.
From childhood we are taught to be right. We are taught to win – to beat others. Regardless of what we experience, we cling to this need. The result is a lifetime of self-deception, bad communication and damaged relationships. The unconscious need to defend ourselves manifests itself through faulty reasoning, bad arg
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Kindle Edition, 139 pages
Published December 13th 2015
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Daniel Howard
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Impressively researched and incredibly detailed in presenting almost every imaginable fallacy and illogical argument. I've already started applying what I've learned so think more clearly and rationally and avoid my own fallacies. I like it. And though my understanding of academic psychology is a little rusty, the author does a great job of explaining new and complex ideas with lots of examples.

Overall, I found this book both helpful and engaging, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who wants
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Chuck
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
If you really understand logic, you're never wrong

Can you identify the fallacy in the statement above? If not, you should read this book. This is the third book I have read by this author and each time I am fascinated by his comprehension of human psychology. It will give you clear insight into the fallacious arguments used everyday by politicians, advertisers, and even, well, you and I to justify our beliefs and stances on positions that are easily refuted if we take the time to prove our assum
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D'Mitri
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great and highly recommended

To start off, this book is great as a handy guide to debate tactics and logic-based arguing. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that at least in this ebook version (if a physical version exists) there are multiple typos, which is a shame considering the actual content of the book. Highly recommended.
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Ruben
Jun 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: sin-comprar
Expone las métodos que usamos para hacer prevalecer nuestros argumentos, pero es una simple exposición. Sirve para identificar cuando estas siendo manipulado con argumentos poco racionales. No profundiza en como combatir esos argumentos, ni te enseña a argumentar mejor.
Santhosh
May 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Fan non-fiction?!

This is like a condensed summary of David McRaney's books, with bits of Kahneman, Ariely and Chabris thrown in. The content is slightly better than the first book.

A reasonable starter if you're someone just setting out to explore cognitive biases.
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