Critical Thinking: An Introduction / Edition 2

Critical Thinking: An Introduction / Edition 2

by Alec Fisher
     
 

This second edition has been extensively revised with updated examples and a brand new chapter on how to obtain reliable information from the internet.See more details below

Overview

This second edition has been extensively revised with updated examples and a brand new chapter on how to obtain reliable information from the internet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107401983
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
302
Sales rank:
228,178
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. What is critical thinking and how to improve it; 2. Identifying reasons and conclusions: the language of reasoning; 3. Understanding reasoning: different patterns of reasoning; 4. Understanding reasoning: assumptions, context and a thinking map; 5. Clarifying and interpreting expressions and ideas; 6. The acceptability of reasons: including their credibility; 7. Judging the credibility of sources skilfully; 8. Evaluating inferences: deductive validity and other grounds; 9. evaluating inferences: assumptions and other relevant arguments; 10. Reasoning about causal explanations; 11. Decision-making: options, consequences, values and risks; 12. Critical thinking about the internet (how to get reliable information from the internet); Questions appendix; Answers to questions; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

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