Critical Thinking: A Student's Introduction with PowerWeb: Critical Thinking / Edition 2

Critical Thinking: A Student's Introduction with PowerWeb: Critical Thinking / Edition 2

by Gregory Bassham, William Irwin, James M. Wallace, Henry Nardone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072979011

ISBN-13: 9780072979015

Pub. Date: 07/09/2004

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072979015
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
07/09/2004
Edition description:
Book with PowerWeb Access Code
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Critical ThinkingWhat Is Critical Thinking? Critical Thinking Standards The Benefits of Critical Thinking Barriers to Critical Thinking Characteristics of a Critical Thinker Chapter 2: Recognizing Arguments What Is an Argument? Identifying Premises and Conclusions What Is Not an Argument? Chapter 3: Basic Logical Concepts Deduction and Induction How Can We Tell Whether an Argument is Deductive or Inductive? Common Patterns of Deductive Reasoning Common Patterns of Inductive Reasoning Deductive Validity Inductive Strength Chapter 4: Language Finding the Right Words: The Need for Precision The Importance of Precise Definitions Emotive Language: Slanting the Truth Euphemisms and Political Correctness Chapter 5: Logical Fallacies-1 The Concept of Relevance Fallacies of Relevance Chapter 6: Logical Fallacies-2 Fallacies of Insufficient Evidence Chapter 7: Analyzing Arguments Diagramming Short Arguments Summarizing Longer Arguments (and more...)

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