• Nonsense

    Red Herrings, Straw Men and Sacred Cows: How We Abuse Logic in Our Everyday Language
    By Robert J. Gula
    Axios Press, 2002. Paperback, 227 pages. $12.00

    Nonsense is the best compilation and study of verbal logical fallacies available anywhere. It is a handbook of the myriad ways we go about being illogical–how we deceive others and ourselves, how we think and argue in ways that are disorderly, disorganized, or irrelevant. Nonsense is also a short course in nonmathematical logical thinking, especially important for students of philosophy and economics. A book of remarkable scholarship, Nonsense is unexpectedly relaxed, informal, and accessible.