In 1985 Madsen Pirie wrote The Book of the Fallacy. It was an entertaining read, explaining different types of logical fallacy and… er… how they can be used effectively. It found itself on many philosophy course reading lists. According to Dr Gary Curtis of Fallacy Files:
This book is the closest thing to an encyclopedia of logical fallacies to have been published, and it is a shame that it has gone out of print.
The good news is that, as of this week, the book has now been brought back to life – as a tool for fisking. It is available at www.adamsmith.org/logicalfallacies and is designed so that when you accuse someone of a priorism, you can link to the definition.