Critical Thinking / Edition 3

Critical Thinking / Edition 3

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by Richard L. Epstein, Alex Raffi, Carolyn Kernberger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534583482

ISBN-13: 9780534583484

Pub. Date: 01/05/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534583484
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/05/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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.

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