Critical Thinking / Edition 3

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$34.84
(Save 71%)
Est. Return Date: 09/08/2014
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$96.73
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 98%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $70.00   
  • Used (8) from $1.99   

Overview

Featuring its own cast of characters, a personal and accessible tone, and carefully crafted in step-by-step units, this book sets a new standard of clarity for presenting the subject matter. Extensively class-tested, the text uses an enormous number of everyday examples and exercises to illuminate key points and ideas. It is the only text in philosophy in which students work with cartoons to convert the non-verbal into arguments and arrive at conceptual understanding. It is also the only text-workbook-instructor's manual system designed and constructed simultaneously to provide the most fully integrated learning and teaching system available.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Guides the college level student through the fundamentals of reasoning, the structure of arguments, how to avoid bad arguments, and the specific kinds of arguments used in reasoning. Intended for a one- semester introductory course, the text includes a particularly useful chapter discussing the principles of rational discussion and a guide to repairing arguments. Some 1,200 exercises and hundreds of relevant examples help clarify the concepts discussed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534583484
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/5/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 1,345,293
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard L. Epstein received his B.A. summa cum laude at the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. He held a postdoctoral fellowship in mathematics and philosophy at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, before an extensive career teaching mathematics and philosophy. He has been a Fulbright Scholar to Brazil and a National Academy of Sciences Scholar to Poland. He also owned and managed the Dog & Duck Coffee House. He is the author of the series of research texts THE SEMANTIC FOUNDATIONS OF LOGIC as well as CRITICAL THINKING and FIVE WAYS OF SAYING THEREFORE". Currently he is head of the Advanced Reasoning Forum in Socorro, New Mexico."

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface to the Student. Preface to the Instructor. Acknowledgments. PART I: THE FUNDAMENTALS. 1. Are You Convinced? 2. What Are We Arguing About? 3. What is a Good Argument? 4. Repairing Arguments. 5. Is That True? PART II: THE STRUCTURE OF ARGUMENTS. 6. Compound Claims. 7. Complex Arguments. 8. General Claims. PART III: AVOIDING BAD ARGUMENTS. 9. Concealed Claims. 10. Too Much Emotion. 11. Fallacies (A summary of bad arguments.) PART IV: REASONING ABOUT OUR EXPERIENCE. 12. Reasoning by Analogy. 13. Numbers? 14. Generalizing From Experience. 15. Cause and Effect. APPENDICES. GLOSSARY. ANSWERS TO SELECTED EXERCISES. INDEX.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2001

    PHENOMENAL

    I recommend this book to everyone I know. It teaches you how to think more clearly and how to better analyze the world. It is intellectual kung-fu; the best defense against lies, the strongest weapon against ignorance.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)