Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left

Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left

Many serious leftists have learned to distrust talk of logic and logical fallacies, associated with right-wing "logicbros". This is a serious mistake. Unlike the neoliberal technocrats, who can point to social problems and tell people "trust us", the serious Left must learn how to argue and persuade. In Give Them an Argument, Ben Burgis arms his reader with the essential knowledge of formal logic and informal fallacies.

Title:Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781789042108
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  • Charlie

    This book was a rollercoaster. Its premise is excellent, and the first few sections follow an educational, easy to understand pattern: introduction of a fallacy or logical term, real life examples, co...

  • Mila

    I liked this book and thought it was fun, though I guess for me it was just a choir preach. I think for anyone that's done philosophy, this information is very self-evident, so it's not super necessar...

  • Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin

    quirky and short book. I like that the left is mustering a response to the specious arguments of the right which has an unearned reputation as logic nerds. There are good points where Ben Shapiro is t...

  • Jason P

    I had been looking forward to reading this since I first heard about it on the Zero Books YouTube channel. I've also enjoyed several of Ben's appearances on the channel as well as The Michael Brooks S...

  • Henry James

    Ben is the Virgil in this descent into the hell world of modern conservative thought. He is a gracious and disarming tour guide in the exposition of the arguments that sustain the most retrograde forc...

  • David Stephens

    Considering the cover of this book shows a picture of the famous eighteenth century philosopher David Hume shushing conservative commentator Ben Shapiro as he tries to say "Facts don't care about your...

  • Daniel Kudlowiez Franch

    The general idea presented here is fantastic: expropriating logic from right wing pundits. Fighting the idea that the right is logical while the left is emotional, which would make the right more corr...

  • Billie Pritchett

    The thesis of the book is that a lot of leftists fail to give other people reasons for why they believe what they believe when disagreeing with others. This book is a reminder to explain the reasons. ...

  • Jason Pyles

    Give Them and Argument is not an exhaustive explanation of logic, nor is it an exhaustive logical defense of leftist ideas. What it is, though, is a great primer on both formal and informal logic, and...

  • Muhamed

    I like the idea behind the book but the writing seems to be a bit rushed. ...