• Being Logical

  • A Guide to Good Thinking
  • By: D.Q. McInerny
  • Narrated by: Al Kessel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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Being Logical

By: D.Q. McInerny
Narrated by: Al Kessel
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Publisher's summary

Logic is synonymous with reason, judgment, sense, wisdom, and sanity. Being logical is the ability to create concise and reasoned arguments - arguments that build from given premises, using evidence, to a genuine conclusion. But mastering logical thinking also requires studying and understanding illogical thinking, both to sharpen one's own skills and to protect against incoherent or deliberately misleading reasoning.  

Elegant, pithy, and precise, Being Logical breaks logic down to its essentials through clear analysis, accessible examples, and focused insights. D. Q. McInerny covers the sources of illogical thinking, from naïve optimism to narrow-mindedness, before dissecting the various tactics - red herrings, diversions, and simplistic reasoning - the illogical use in place of effective reasoning.  

An indispensable guide to using logic to advantage in everyday life, this is a concise, accessible audiobook. Created explicitly for the layperson, McInerny's Being Logical promises to take its place beside Strunk and White's The Elements of Style as a classic of lucid, invaluable advice.

©2004 D. Q. McInerny (P)2019 Tantor

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Very Easy To Absorb

Well written and well narrated. This is a vital reference for me and I will read it again often.

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Interesting, wish I had listened to this sooner

I enjoyed this read. It is thought provoking, yet simple. Worth it if you want a quick listen at the gym or on a drive.

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