Fallacy Detective vs. Art of Argument
Posted 18 May 2009 - 04:56 PM
How does this compare with The Fallacy Detective?
Posted 18 May 2009 - 05:55 PM
I do like FD and TT but they have pretty short lessons and are not terribly rigorous. Some are using just one of them and then launching into Art of Argument and then some more formal logic study. That seems like a reasonable stance to me, but DD, 12, is doing both FD and TT first because they are quite different and she enjoys them.
Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:45 PM
The Argument Builder is a bridge text between logic and rhetoric. It includes some coverage of fallacies, but for the most part it teaches students to use Aristotle's common topics to construct arguments. Some exercises include student's identifying the common topics in various parts of historic writings from people such as Bacon, Augustine, Montaigne and more. There's a little bit on the rules and form of debate too.
Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:46 AM
Thanks! Very helpful!
That thread was an eye-opener for me! We'll be skipping this one! For us I'm thinking FD, TT and then into formal logic.
Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:23 AM
The new version includes:
-Rewrites for greater clarity
-Many more added and updated examples
-Additional "advertisement" illustrations
-Expanded Teacher's Edition including new tests and quizzes