Presented from a decidedly Christian perspective, The Fallacy Detective is an introductory course on identifying fallacies and misleading notions that flood our society. This is the most practical segment in the study of logic.
The Fallacy Detective covers logical fallacies and propaganda techniques and explains how to spot each. The practice and terminology will lay an excellent foundation for all other logic studies. Fun to use, The Fallacy Detective even includes occasional Peanuts, Dilbert, and Calvin and Hobbes cartoons.
Plus, your students will learn skills they can apply right away. By using short chapters, clear examples, a touch of humor, and interesting exercises, even reluctant scholars will enjoy learning how to identify fallacies. A complete answer key is included at the back of the book.
Abundantly easy to use and engaging to boot, we read The Fallacy Detective aloud as a family. And we enjoyed some friendly competition as we raced to answer the questions orally. Although the authors recommend this book for older children, Pearl was eight at the time. We did not feel any of the topics were inappropriate - heartbreaking perhaps, but not improper. Your family may differ, so we urge you to stay one chapter ahead if you use this book with younger children. The Fallacy Detective does contain examples that concern conservative families, like abortion and politics.