Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide / Edition 2

Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide / Edition 2

by Tracey Bowell, Gary Kemp
     
 

Attempts to persuade us -- to believe something, to do something, to buy something -- are everywhere. What is less clear is how to think critically about such attempts and how to distinguish those that are sound arguments. Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide is a much-needed guide to argument analysis and a clear introduction to thinking clearly and rationally for… See more details below

Overview

Attempts to persuade us -- to believe something, to do something, to buy something -- are everywhere. What is less clear is how to think critically about such attempts and how to distinguish those that are sound arguments. Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide is a much-needed guide to argument analysis and a clear introduction to thinking clearly and rationally for oneself. Through clear and accessible discussion, this book equips students with the essential skills required to tell a good argument from a bad one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415343138
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1Why should we become critical thinkers?1
Ch. 2Logic : deductive validity43
Ch. 3Logic : inductive force80
Ch. 4Rhetorical ploys and fallacies113
Ch. 5The practice of argument-reconstruction168
Ch. 6Issues in argument assessment226
Ch. 7Truth, knowledge and belief261

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