Which are the logical tricks that will let you slip through the net when faced with awkward questions? How can you yourself use arguments to deflect difficult situations? Do you recognize all flaws in someone else's argument? This the book the BBC, Andrew Gilligan, Lord Hutton, Tony Blair and Alistair Campbell will not be able to ignore. This is an irresistible guide to clear thinking and understanding of the art of debate. First published in this translation 1896; this edition 2004.
Author Biography: Anthony Grayling teaches philosophy at Birkbeck College, London and is a Fellow of St Anne's, Oxford. He has a regular column in The Times and Prospect. Arthur Schopenhauer was the first European philosopher to realise the value of Eastern philosophy and give it pride of place in his writings. Fascinated by human behaviour, he wrote extensively on human psychology - such as persuasion and the idea of the will - almost three quarters of a century before Freud. He was born in Germany, and, unusual for a German philosopher, wrote in lucid, ironic and elegant prose. The accessibility of writing led to his rediscovery, first in Britain later elsewhere, towards the end of his life.