T. Edward Damer

T. Edward Damer is an American philosopher and author.


Damer was a professor of philosophy and chair of the Division Visual and Performing Arts at Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia.[1] He started on the Emory faculty in 1967 and retired in 2012.[2] In 1991, he won the James A. David Faculty Recognition Award from the Emory alumni in recognition of his teaching.[3]


He is the author of Attacking Faulty Reasoning, a textbook on logical fallacies. The book defines and explains 60 of the most commonly committed fallacies. It also gives specific suggestions about how to address or to "attack" each fallacy when it is encountered.[4] The organization of the fallacies comes from the author's own theories that have accumulated through years of research and study, which defines a fallacy as a violation of one of the five criteria of a good argument.

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  1. ^ "Faculty Directory - D". Emory and Henry College. Retrieved 2009-01-22.
  2. ^ Faculty biography, retrieved 2011-04-27.
  3. ^ "Veteran Professor Recognized", Roanoke Times, May 29, 1991.
  4. ^ Damer, T. Edward (2009), Attacking Faulty Reasoning: A Practical Guide to Fallacy-free Arguments (6th ed.), Belmont, California: Wadsworth, ISBN 978-0-495-09506-4, retrieved 30 November 2010

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