The Elements of Arguments examines such central critical thinking topics as informal fallacies, the difference between validity
and truth, basic formal propositional logic, and how to extract arguments from texts. Turetzky aims to prevent common confusions
by clearly explaining a number of important distinctions, including: propositions vs. propositional attitudes, propositions
vs. states of affairs, and logic vs. rhetoric vs. psychology. Exercises are provided throughout, including numerous informal
arguments that can be assessed using the skills and strategies presented within the book.