John Foley

Helpful votes received on reviews: 69% (18 of 26)
Location: Kingston-upon-Thames, England.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,971,647 - Total Helpful Votes: 18 of 26
100 Other Games to Play on a Chessboard by Stephen Addison
4.0 out of 5 stars Well researched, 20 Jan 2014
Some good ideas for when you don't want to play chess on a chessboard. Outlines the games rather than analyses them. More of a reference book than one to read and enjoy.
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice product, 11 Oct 2010
First time, the display did not illuminate. I sent it back and the replacement works fine. The instructions are on very small print which is difficult to read in the dark.
How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Lo&hellip by Madsen Pirie
11 of 17 people found the following review helpful
This book is ideal for a young person about to go to college to study law or politics. Its coverage of the logical structure of arguments is pretty comprehensive and there are some amusing examples. My main concern about the book is that it is rather too academic. The author sees an argument as being judged independently on its merits. He ignores a crucial factor of any argument - the identity of the person who makes it. The credibility of the arguer is crucial to determining how much trust to place in the argument. Although ad hominem (against the man) remarks are regarded as a fallacy - I am not convinced. Criticism is an important piece of information. If I am to invest my money in a… Read more

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