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9780070326668 LOGICAL SELF-DEFENSE is ideal for U.S. courses in reasoning, critical thinking, and informal logic. It may also be used in "introduction to logic" courses with a strong emphasis on ordinary language arguments. The text provides step by step guidelines for constructing arguments and analyzing of others. The text offers a positive approach to argument analysis, viewing bad arguments as deviations from the patterns of good arguments. The use of fallacy theory for criticism of arguments is one of the hallmarks of the text. Boxes, numerous examples, exercises (some answered in the appendix), glossary, and clear writing style make the text especially appealing for a first course in logic.