Critical Reasoning: A Practical Introduction / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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- Taylor & Francis
We all engage in the process of reasoning, but we don't always pay attention to whether we are doing it well. This book offers the opportunity to practice reasoning in a clear-headed and critical way, with the aims of developing an awareness of the importance of reasoning well, and of improving the reader's skill in analyzing and evaluating arguments.
In this second edition of the highly successful Critical Reasoning , Anne Thomson has updated and revised the book to include new and topical examples which will guide students through the processes of critical reasoning in a clear and engaging way.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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About the Author
Anne Thomson was formerly Honorary Lecturer and Fellow of the School of Economic and Social Studies at the University of East Anglia. She works for examination boards in the UK on tests of Critical Thinking, and is author of Critical Reasoning in Ethics (Routledge 1999).
Table of ContentsIntroduction; 1. Analyzing Reasoning; Recognizing reasoning and identifying conclusions; Identifying reasons; Identifying assumptions; 2. Evaluating reasoning; Summary: Parts of an argument; Evaluating the truth of reasons and assumptions; Evaluating support for conclusions; Evaluating further evidence; Questioning explanations; Summarizing the skills of evaluation; 3. Recognizing implications; Drawing Conclusions; Recognizing implications of arguments; 4. Two skills in the use of language; Using language with clarity and precision; Summarizing arguments; 5. Exercising the skills of reasoning; Longer passages of reasoning; Answers to exercises; Bibliography and further reading