Thought and Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking. 2nd Edition (Paper) / Edition 2

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When we consider that many of the people alive today will someday be working in jobs that do not yet exist, and that the explosion of information in our world means that today's knowledge will quickly become outdated, two goals for eduction emerge: learning how to learn and how to think critically about information that changes at a rapid rate. Neither education nor business as usual will provide adequately thoughtful perspectives and creative solutions to the problems society faces today. A genuine commitment to an educated thinking populace will. This book, the third edition of Diane Halpern's best-selling text, was written as tangible evidence of that commitment. In it, the author applies the theories and research of cognitive psychology to the development of critical thinking and learning skills. In addition to its rigorous scholarly grounding, the book is distinguished by its clear writing style, humorous tone, and numerous practical examples and anecdotes. The book features new and expanded coverage of topics including: analyzing visual arguments; asking questions as a means of understanding complex information; accessing information in problem solving, decision making, and argument analysis; and thinking critically about controversial research. The lessons from this text are brought home in the workbook, Thinking Critically about Critical Thinking, available separately. An instructor's manual is also available from the publisher.
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A textbook for a course on critical thinking in any discipline that encourages it in students and practitioners. No dates are cited for previous editions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805802955
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1989
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 536

Table of Contents

1 Thinking: An Introduction 1
2 Memory: The Acquisition, Retention, and Retrieval of Knowledge 39
3 The Relationship Between Thought and Language 87
4 Reasoning: Drawing Deductively Valid Conclusions 137
5 Analyzing Arguments 182
6 Thinking as Hypothesis Testing 231
7 Likelihood and Uncertainty: Understanding Probabilities 264
8 Decision Making 308
9 Development of Problem-Solving Skills 348
10 Creative Thinking 396
11 The Last Word 430
References 432
Author Index 453
Subject Index 460
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