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Crimes Against Logic


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The Right to Your Opinion
Prejudice in Fancy Dress
Shut Up!
Empty Words
Begging the Question
Shocking Statistics
Morality Fever

About the Author

Jamie Whyte is a former lecturer of philosophy at Cambridge University and winner of Analysis journal's prestigious prize for best article by an author under 30. He has published numerous articles in journals such as Analysis and the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. He is from New Zealand and now lives and works in London, England.


"[Whyte] whets a long knife of ultra-rationalism on the cold stone of logic, and death by a thousand cuts is inflicted on prejudice, statistics, morality, religion, weasel words, and seductive sirens such as politicians, New Agers, advertising executives, and, of course, journalists who expect you to be persuaded by anything other than facts." The Times 20031129 "He ruthlessly exposes logical flaws and sheer nonsense... in likably angry and witty style." The Guardian 20031101

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