PUBLISHING FALL 2014PHILOSOPHY | GIF
August 2014Paper over boards64 pp. | $14.9519 full-page illustrationsPDF proofs available
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Tis charmingly illustrated guide to the lost art of logic is a must-have in the age of the internet!
Anyone in the habit of holding opinions needs
An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
, the only book of cute animals that Mr. Spock would want in his personal library. This one-of-a-kind introduction to logic reveals the nonsensical arguments that crop up everywhere from congressional debate to YouTube commentary—such as the
(You’re either with us, or with the fanatics!) and the
appeal to ignorance
(It had to be a spaceship; no one can prove it was anything else!).Drawing inspiration from such diverse sources as Lewis Carroll and Carl Sagan, author Ali Almossawi strikes the perfect balance between substance and whimsy. It’s the antidote to fuzzy thinking—with furry animals!
holds a Masters in Engineering Systems from MIT and a Masters in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He works as a data visualization designer for Mozilla while continuing to collaborate with his colleagues at the MIT Media Lab. His writing has appeared in
. He lives with his wife and daughter in San Francisco, CA.