Thursday, June 05, 2008

Worth Reading, Number Three: The Art of Deception by Nicholas Capaldi

Tonight we are introduced to deception. No, eSefer does not advocate lying. But in The Art of Deception: An Introduction to Critical Thinking : How to : Win an Argument, Defend a Case, Recognize a Fallacy, See Through a Deception, (Amazon cut it off, but the subtitle continues: Persuade a Skeptic, Turn Defeat into Victory), Nicholas Capaldi suggests that to see through deception we must recognize it and understand it. That's a pretty good argument. This book explains both logic and illogic, so I recommend it for anyone who wants to refine how they learn a Tosfos. It also helps quite a bit in everyday life. (Of course, if you can, you should also learn דרכי הגמרא by R' Yitzchok Kanpanton.) One warning: this book can be a bit dry at times. Worth reading.



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