You've Got To Be Kidding!: How Jokes Can Help You Think
September 2009, ©2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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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