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An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
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Author Ali Almossawi
Illustrator Alejandro Giraldo
Country USA
Language English
Subject Critical thinking
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Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 64
ISBN 978-0989931205

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments is a book on critical thinking written by Ali Almossawi and illustrated by Alejandro Giraldo. The book describes 19 logical fallacies using a set of illustrations, in which various cartoon characters participate.

The online version of the book was published under a Creative Commons license on July 15, 2013. The print edition was released on December 5, 2013 and is also shared under a Creative Commons license. The book is part of a not-for-profit project aimed at raising awareness of the importance of critical thinking.


Each "bad argument" is discussed on a double page, with a written explanation on one side and an illustration on the other. The book is written using terse prose that relies heavily on the use of examples. The illustrations are done in a woodcut style and are said to be inspired by characters from Lewis Carroll's stories and poems.


Moscow-based Dodo Magic Bookroom published the Russian edition on November 24, 2013, the Rome-based humanist non-profit association Uaar published the Italian edition as Nessun Dogma on November 20, 2014.

The audiobook version is narrated by former BBC announcer and newsreader James Gillies. In it, illustrations have been replaced with short sketches.

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