The file contains the 3rd chapter of my textbook on critical thinking. The 38-page file covers these:
1. General concepts of logic: induction, deduction, syllogism, enthymeme and their relevance in life
2. 20 common fallacies defined and illustrated with real-life (some funny) examples.
3. Exercises for Thinking:
--25 real-life (some funny) examples for fallacy identification.
--10 real-life enthymeme examples for syllogistic analysis on their ‘logical soundness’.
--Topics for Writing.
This chapter aims to foster logical thinking through a good understanding of the must-know concepts. It uses many real-life and funny examples to help students understand the abstract concepts of logic and make them see the connection between logic and their daily living.
The copious challenging (and fun) Exercises for Thinking at the end can effectively help students absorb, memorize, and apply the concepts and fallacies. The Exercises are good for group activities and class competition games. [Let me know if you need answers to the fallacy examples.]
Hope you find the chapter helpful. Your constructive feedback is deeply appreciated!