The Fallacy Detective

The Fallacy Detective

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The Fallacy Detective - Revised Version

Easy to Use, Engaging to Boot
The Fallacy Detective is self-teaching, meaning no other resources are needed, but it is intended for children and parents to use together. It deals primarily with misleading notions. This is the most practical segment in the study of logic. Abundantly easy to use, and engaging to boot, we read The Fallacy Detective aloud as a family and enjoyed some friendly competition as we raced to answer the questions orally.

Recommended Age
Although the authors recommend this book for older children, Pearl was eight when we started it and 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 are using this book with younger children.

Even Reluctant Scholars Enjoy Learning About Fallacies
By using short chapters, clear examples, a touch of humor, and interesting exercises, even reluctant scholars will enjoy learning how to identify fallacies. A full answer key is included at the back of the book.

A Decidedly Christian Perspective
Presented from a decidedly Christian perspective, The Fallacy Detective contains examples that concern conservative families, like abortion and politics. The practice and terminology will lay a great foundation for all other logic study. 214 pages.

2009 Edition: More Fallacies, More Cartoons

  • 2009 Edition introduces the special pleading and slippery slope fallacies
  • Peanuts, Dilbert, and Calvin and Hobbes cartoons
  • Learn skills you can use right away
  • Fun to use, not dry like a math textbook
  • Self-teaching, not intimidating
  • Covers logical fallacies and propaganda techniques
  • Explains how to spot fallacies
  • Each lesson has exercises, with an answer key at the back
  • Includes The Fallacy Detective Game
  • Geared for ages 12 to adult - the publisher suggests using The Fallacy Detective before advancing onto more difficult logic programs

  • Features
    PDF Sample Lesson

    Author: Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn
    Pages: 264
    Binding: Softcover
    Copyright: 2002, 2009
    ISBN: 978-0-9745315-7-1
    Publisher: Christian Logic
    Made In: USA
    Consumable: No
    Faith-Based: Yes

    Awards and Endorsements:
    First Place in the Logic category of the 2012 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards
    Finalist in ForeWord Magazine's 2003 Book of the Year Awards in the Philosophy category

    Customer Reviews

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    S.
    Easy to follow

    Our family has really enjoyed this book. The children point out fallacy in commercials, shows and even in sibling disagreements.

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    J.B.

    We’ve done a few of these lessons. Some wording wasn’t understandable for my child, but has some great lessons.

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    B.H.
    Fallacy Detective

    Great product to help students understand people's arguments and how to recognize poor arguments. I enjoy reading this book with my children.

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    L.
    Great read alouds

    These are great for read alouds with older kids. Then we discuss it and explain our points of views. We get into some great discussions!

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    B.H.
    great resource

    This is a great resource. Really helps to get the student thinking beyond just what is said. I enjoyed reading this and implementing it in our homeschooling adventure.