This is a crash course, meant to catapult you into a world where you start to see things how they really are, not how you think they are. The focus of this course is on logical fallacies, which loosely defined, are simply errors in reasoning. As you complete each lesson, you can make significant improvements in the way you reason and make decisions. Your ability to recognize bad arguments will be enhanced as well as your ability to articulate why an argument is bad. This is the audio version ...
In this final lesson, we briefly cover many different fallacies that are worthy of mention based on the frequency of their us. . .
In this lesson we explore fallacies related to the concepts of nature and the natural, including Naturalistic Fallacy, Morali. . .
In this lesson we will look at fallacies related to the analogy, including Weak Analogy, Non Sequitur, Extended Analogy, and . . .
In this lesson we will look at Special Pleading. Special Pleading is applying standards, principles, and/or rules to other p. . .
In this lesson, we focus on the Slippery Slope argument or fallacy, also known as: absurd extrapolation, thin edge of the wed. . .
In this lesson, we cover the fallacy of the Red Herring. The Red Herring is also know as: beside the point, misdirection [fo. . .
In this lesson, we cover fallacies associated with creating impossible standards. These include Moving the Goalposts, Nirvan. . .
In this lesson, we cover the fallacy known as Black and White Thinking, or by its other common name, the False Dilemma. We d. . .
In this lesson, we cover seven fallacies that are related by the use and abuse of statistics: Multiple Comparisons Fallacy, L. . .
In this lesson, we cover three fallacies that are related: Begging the Question, Circular Reasoning, and Complex Question Fal. . .
In this lesson we will cover the Argument From Ignorance fallacy in detail, also known as: appeal to ignorance, absence of ev. . .
In this lesson, we cover five fallacies that are directly related to emotion: Appeal to Ridicule, Appeal to Pity, Appeal to F. . .
In this lesson, we cover five fallacies that are directly related to authority: Anonymous Authority, Blind Authority, Just Be. . .
In this lesson we will cover the Ambiguity Fallacy, Equivocation, and the Use-Mention Error in detail. These fallacies invol. . .
In this lesson we will cover the Appeal to Common Belief fallacy in detail, also known as: appeal to accepted belief, groupth. . .
In this lesson, we cover four fallacies that are directly related to religion: Appeal to Faith, Appeal to Heaven, Magical Thi. . .
In this lesson we will cover the Ad Hominem fallacy in detail, including five common forms: Ad Hominem (Abusive), Ad Hominem . . .
While this course is written for the layperson, I do need to introduce some concepts which may be new to you but play an impo. . .