You've Got to be Kidding! How Jokes Can Help You Think

You've Got to be Kidding! How Jokes Can Help You Think

Author(s): John Capps, Donald Capps

Published Online: 11 NOV 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405196659

Online ISBN: 9781444307894

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307894

About this Book

You've Got to Be Kidding!: How Jokes Can Help You Think is a thoughtful and accessible analysis of the ways in which jokes illustrate how we think critically, and how the thinking process goes awry in everyday human situations

  • Uses jokes to illustrate the various mistakes or fallacies that are typically identified and discussed in courses on critical reasoning
  • Provides an effective way to learn critical thinking skills since jokes often describe real-life situations where it really matters whether a person thinks well or not
  • Demonstrates how philosophy is actually very practical and clearly related to real- life human experiences
  • Explains how developing good reasoning habits can make a real difference in all aspects of one's life

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