Teaching you to construct sound and effective arguments, this lively introductory text uses extensive real-life examples to guide you through the use of both formal and informal logic in academia (and beyond), with:
"With its lucid explanations, penetrating analysis of real-world issues, and its selection of exemplary, timely readings, Understanding Arguments should be required reading in any course whose objectives include improving critical thinking and analytical skills."
"This book is a well-crafted and philosophically-infused work. It gets students engaged with the material and genuinely challenges them to think critically. It works particularly well for courses on critical thinking that are aimed at developing students' skills in quantitative reasoning."