Critical Thinking: A Students Introduction / Edition 5 available in Paperback
Bassham's popular text helps today's students bridge the gap between everyday culture and critical thinking. Using a proven step-by-step approach, this text covers all the basics of critical thinking in clear, reader-friendly language. The 5th edition has taken into account suggestions from users and reviewers of previous editions, and has added an Appendix, and new readings, exercises and examples throughout the text.
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About the Author
Gregory Bassham is Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at King's College (Pa.). He is the author or editor of seven books, including The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy (2003), The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy (Wiley, 2010), and The Hobbit and Philosophy (forthcoming 2012). William Irwin is Professor of Philosophy at King's College, author of eleven books, and Series Editor of the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series. Henry Nardone is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at King's College. His publications include scholarly articles on critical thinking and aesthetics. James M. Wallace, Professor of English at King's College, is the author or co-author of two books, including Critical Thinking (4th ed., 2011).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Critical ThinkingChapter 2: Recognizing ArgumentsChapter 3: Basic Logical ConceptsChapter 4: LanguageChapter 5: Logical Fallacies--1Chapter 6: Logical Fallacies--2Chapter 7: Analyzing ArgumentsChapter 8: Evaluating Arguments and Truth ClaimsChapter 9: A Little Categorical LogicChapter 10: A Little Propositional LogicChapter 11: Inductive ReasoningChapter 12: Finding, Evaluating and Using SourcesChapter 13: Writing Argumentative EssaysChapter 14: Thinking Critically about the MediaChapter 15: Science and Pseudoscience