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Critical Thinking (häftad)

Critical Thinking

An Introduction to the Basic Skills, Seventh edition

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Häftad Engelska, 2014-11-01
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Critical Thinking is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the essential skills of good reasoning. The authors provide a thorough treatment of such central topics as deductive and inductive reasoning, logical fallacies, how to recognize and avoid ambiguity, and how to distinguish what is relevant from what is not. Later chapters discuss the application of critical thinking skills to particular topics and tasks, including scientific reasoning, moral reasoning, legal reasoning, media analysis, and essay writing. The book also provides complimentary access to a companion website containing additional questions, flashcards, and other useful critical thinking resources.
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"This textbook stands out from others for its clarity, which is due in large part to the conceptual organization of the material it covers. Rather than artificially carving out various aspects of critical thinking for individual treatment, the authors simply and carefully develop ideas, step by step. This approach makes clear how various aspects of careful, critical thinking come together, allowing students to develop their skills along the way." - Joshua Smith, Central Michigan University

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The late William Hughes was Professor and Chair in the Philosophy Department at the University of Guelph. Jonathan Lavery is Associate Professor of Society, Culture, and Environment at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford. Katheryn Doran is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Hamilton College.


Acknowledgements Online Materials PART ONE: INTRODUCTION Chapter 1: Reasoning and Critical Thinking PART TWO: MEANING Chapter 2: Meaning and Definition Chapter 3: Clarifying Meaning Chapter 4: Reconstructing Arguments PART THREE: ASSESSING ARGUMENTS Chapter 5: Strategies for Assessing Arguments Chapter 6: Assessing Truth-Claims Chapter 7: Assessing Relevance Chapter 8: Assessing Adequacy Chapter 9: Deductive Reasoning Chapter 10: Inductive Reasoning PART FOUR: APPLICATIONS Chapter 11: Scientific Reasoning Chapter 12: Moral Reasoning Chapter 13: Legal Reasoning Chapter 14: Arguing Back Chapter 15: Irrational Techniques of Persuasion Chapter 16: Critiquing the Media Chapter 17: Writing and Assessing Argumentative Essays Chapter 18: Strategies for Organizing an Argumentative Essay Appendix I: Paradoxes and Puzzles Appendix II: Answers to Self-Tests Glossary Permission Acknowlegments Index