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Overview

This popular text helps today's students bridge the gap between everyday culture and critical thinking. Using a proven step-by-step approach, this text covers all the basics of critical thinking, in clear, reader-friendly language. Its comprehensiveness allows instructors to tailor the material to their individual teaching styles, resulting in an exceptionally versatile text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073407432
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/5/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 541,521
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregory Bassham is Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at King's College (Pa.). He is the author or editor of seven books, including The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy (2003), The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy (Wiley, 2010), and The Hobbit and Philosophy (forthcoming 2012). William Irwin is Professor of Philosophy at King's College, author of eleven books, and Series Editor of the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series. Henry Nardone is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at King's College. His publications include scholarly articles on critical thinking and aesthetics. James M. Wallace, Professor of English at King's College, is the author or co-author of two books, including Critical Thinking (4th ed., 2011).

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Critical Thinking

Chapter 2: Recognizing Arguments

Chapter 3: Basic Logical Concepts

Chapter 4: Language

Chapter 5: Logical Fallacies--1

Chapter 6: Logical Fallacies--2

Chapter 7: Analyzing Arguments

Chapter 8: Evaluating Arguments and Truth Claims

Chapter 9: A Little Categorical Logic

Chapter 10: A Little Propositional Logic

Chapter 11: Inductive Reasoning

Chapter 12: Finding, Evaluating and Using Sources

Chapter 13: Writing Argumentative Essays

Chapter 14: Thinking Critically about the Media

Chapter 15: Science and Pseudoscience
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