Critical Thinking: Consider the Verdict / Edition 4

Critical Thinking: Consider the Verdict / Edition 4

by Bruce N. Waller, Bruce N. Waller
     
 

Critical Thinking: Consider the Verdict shows students how to take critical thinking skills from the jury room and apply them in the voting booth and the citizens' forum, and from the shopping mall to the boardroom. This new Third Edition of Critical Thinking: Consider the Verdict has been enlivened and updated with a wealth of fascinating new exercises from recent… See more details below

Overview

Critical Thinking: Consider the Verdict shows students how to take critical thinking skills from the jury room and apply them in the voting booth and the citizens' forum, and from the shopping mall to the boardroom. This new Third Edition of Critical Thinking: Consider the Verdict has been enlivened and updated with a wealth of fascinating new exercises from recent trials and Supreme Court decisions, from political campaigns and social debates. In addition, there is a new section on distinguishing legitimate from fallacious appeals to authority, expanded discussion of the proper role and function of the jury, and extensive new exercises on arguments from analogy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130896032
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/24/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2A Few Important Terms10
3What's the Question?22
4Relevant and Irrelevant Reasons30
5The Burden of Proof46
6Analyzing Arguments59
7Necessary and Sufficient Conditions82
8Symbolic Sentential Logic110
9Arguments about Classes146
10Ad Hominem Arguments176
11Appeal to Authority205
12The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth219
13Strawman, Slippery Slope, Dilemma, and Golden Mean Arguments: Their Use and Abuse245
14Begging the Question274
15Arguments by Analogy289
16Questions of Cause328
Cumulative Exercises One (Chapters 1 through 11)343
Cumulative Exercises Two (Chapters 1 through 14)348
Cumulative Exercises Three (Chapters 1 through 16)360
Consider Your Verdict: Comprehensive Critical Thinking in the Jury Room376
Answers to Selected Exercises404
Index429

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