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Critical Reasoning: A Practical Introduction / Edition 2

Critical Reasoning: A Practical Introduction / Edition 2

by Anne Thomson


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ISBN-13: 9780415241205
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/28/2001
Edition description: REV
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.51(d)

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 Contents

Introduction; 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

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